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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, January 31, 2006

In this message
- Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidates - February 1
- President Carter Preaches in Chapel - February 1, 2006
- Choir Resumes Wednesday - Feb. 1
- Student Led Worship: Service of Anointing Wed., Feb. 1
- UU Worship - Thursday, Feb. 2
- Opportunity for Musicians
- Episcopal Worship - February 2, 2006
- Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match - Feb. 2, 2006
- Thursday Art Night - Feb. 2
- Revised Dining Hall Hours
- REMINDER: Multicultural Festival - Friday, Feb. 3

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Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidates - February 1
-----------------------------------------------
Please come and meet the first candidate for Dean of the Faculty
tomorrow!

11:00 am. - 12 noon: Students in Upper Noyes

2:30 - 3:30 pm: Staff and Alums in the Peck Lounge.

3:45-4:45 pm: Trustees and the Community in the Berkeley Room

View schedule of community interviews:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020106interviews.htm

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President Carter Preaches in Chapel - February 1, 2006
-----------------------------------------------
ANTS Community worship resumes again this Weds, tomorrow, Feb. 1.
President Nick Carter will be preaching. Please join us at 1:00 p.m. in
Colby Chapel.

ANTS Chapel Committee

---------------------------------
Choir Resumes Wednesday - Feb. 1
----------------------------------
Burns Stanfield welcomes all to our first choir rehearsal of the new
semester: Wednesday, February 1, 11:50-12:15. We will be singing in
chapel that afternoon. Those new to the choir experience are welcome!
Contact Burns at 617-288-2291 if you have questions.

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Student Led Worship: Service of Anointing Wed., Feb. 1
--------------------------------------------------------
The student-led worship group will be holding a second service of
anointing on Wednesday, February 1st at 9:15 p.m. in the Peck Room.
Amanda Ladegard and Jason Bachand will facilitate the anointing of oil
and of the Holy Spirit to bless and commission students as we enter the
Spring semester. All ANTS community members are welcome!

Contact: Jason Bachand JBachand@ants.edu

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UU Worship - Thursday, Feb. 2
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1:00 p.m. in the Meetinghouse

Dear ANTS community,

Welcome back to classes and our weekly Unitarian Universalist worship
service. This Thursday, February 2 at 1 p.m. in the Meetinghouse, please
join us to hear the Reverend Carol Rosine, parish minister at the First
Universalist Society in Franklin Massachusetts, preach, "Finding Hope."

We are pleased to have her join us. We are pleased to have you worship
with us as well. All are welcome. Together we create a sacred time and
place, and sustenance for our journeys.

Megan and Joanne

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Opportunity for Musicians
----------------------------------------
Dear fellow journeyers,

Are you looking for an opportunity to share your music ministry with
the ANTS community? Well, the Unitarian Universalist fellowship is in
need of musicians to accompany worshipers at our weekly worship
services. We would love to have you!

We are, of course, a loving and appreciative and growing group of
seekers, who would love to hear you play whatever instrument you have
the gift of playing. Sky is the limit. We meet every Thursday in the
Meetinghouse at 1 p.m. All are welcome.

If you are interested, please contact Joanne Giannino at
jojouu@comcast.net or Megan Lynes at meganlynes@yahoo.com to talk
about the possibilities.

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Episcopal Worship - February 2, 2006
----------------------------------------
1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel
Led by Rev. Robert Windsor, rector of Christ Episcopal in Needham. ALL
students welcome!

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Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match - Feb. 2, 2006
------------------------------------------------------------
Thursday, February 2, 2006 (Feb 21, 2006 snow date)
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse

-Spiritual Discernment and the Search Process
-Casing a Church
-Interviewing Skills: How to Answer and What to Ask

Leaders: Area Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference, UCC

More information and registration info:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2005/111705macucc.htm

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Thursday Art Night - Feb. 2
-----------------------------
Art Night continues this semester. Come join an ever-changing
community of artists in a safe, no-rules, drop-in open studio on
Thursday evenings, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All
materials supplied or bring your own art form to work on.

For more information contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at
joyful_i_am@yahoo.com.

-----------------------------------
Revised Dining Hall Hours
-----------------------------------
The revised Dining Hall hours for Spring Semester are:

Breakfast (Tuesday - Thursday) 7:30am - 9:00am
Lunch (Monday - Thursday) 11:30am - 1:00pm
Dinner (Monday - Thursday) 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Andy Visser
Chef/Manager

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REMINDER: Multicultural Festival - Friday, Feb. 3
-------------------------------------
Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

This is a reminder that you are invited to a celebration of the
diversity of cultures that is ANTS! You are further invited to bring
something to share that represents who you are and where you come from.
We already have some interesting things lined up--so add your talent and
culture to them!

When? Friday, February 3, 6:00 p.m.
Where? Peck Room

This event is being hosted by the Dean of Students Office and the
International Students on campus. We hope you will bring music, poetry,
art, food or anything else to share that says something about who you
are and where you're from! Please let me know if you plan to
perform/read something so that I can put you on the program.

We will have a variety of food from different cultures, both what you
might bring to share and food that is purchased. So come and learn
about the cultures we all represent, share something with your
community, and enjoy a meal together. I will be extending a special
invitation to the 38 new students who are joining the ANTS community
this spring, so please be prepared to welcome new colleagues.

I hope to see many of you there,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Monday, January 30, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, January 30, 2006 - Evening News

In this message
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Starts Tuesday, February 14
- Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, January 31
- Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidates - February 1
- Opportunity for Musicians
- Courses Closed - January 30
- Thursday Art Night
- Revised Dining Hall Hours
- American Baptist Students Scholarships - March 28
- BTI Newsletter Available - January 31
- Come Learn About the Ecology Ministry - Tuesday, January 31

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Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Starts Tuesday, February 14
--------------------------------------
1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel Chapel

Black Student Fellowship Chapel will resume on February 14, 2006 for
the Spring semester.

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Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, January 31
---------------------------------------------
come one, come all to the first SA meeting of the spring semester!

when: tuesday 1/31/06
where: upper noyes
time: 12:00 - 12:50

Agenda

I. Opening Prayer: Jeff Lukens: 1 Minute

II. Approval of Minutes: Christina Findlay: 3 Minutes

III. Approval of April Spencer for SA VP: 5 Minutes

IV. Approval of Carol Hayward for Student Life Chair: 5 Minutes

V. SA President Report: 5 Minutes

VI. SA Treasurer Report: 5 Minutes

VII. SA Secretary Report: 5 Minutes

VIII. Open Discussion/Announcements: 10 Minutes

Lella Baker
for the 2005 - 2006 sa executive board

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Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidates - February 1
-----------------------------------------------
11:00 am. - 12 noon: Students in Upper Noyes

2:30 - 3:30 pm: Staff and Alums in the Peck Lounge.

3:45-4:45 pm: Trustees and the Community in the Berkeley Room

View schedule of community interviews:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020106interviews.htm

----------------------------------------
Opportunity for Musicians
----------------------------------------
Dear fellow journeyers,

Are you looking for an opportunity to share your music ministry with
the ANTS community? Well, the Unitarian Universalist fellowship is in
need of musicians to accompany worshippers at our weekly worship
services. We would love to have you!

We are, of course, a loving and appreciative and growing group of
seekers, who would love to hear you play whatever instrument you have
the gift of playing. Sky is the limit. We meet every Thursday in the
Meetinghouse at 1 p.m. All are welcome.

If you are interested, please contact Joanne Giannino at
jojouu@comcast.net or Megan Lynes at meganlynes@yahoo.com to talk
about the possibilities.

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Courses Closed - January 30
-----------------------------
The following courses are now closed:

PSYF 764 A Bridge Between Religion and Medicine

THEO 733 UU Theology

THEO514B Systematics with Prof. Valentin

-----------------------------
Thursday Art Night
-----------------------------
Art Night continues this semester. Come join an everchanging community
of artists in a safe, no-rules, drop-in open studio on Thursday
evenings, 7-10 pm in the lower studio of the Meetinghouse. All materials
supplied or bring your own art form to work on.

For more information contact Joy (Resident Teaching Artist) at
joyful_i_am@yahoo.com.

-----------------------------------
Revised Dining Hall Hours
-----------------------------------
The revised Dining Hall hours for Spring Semester are:

Breakfast (Tuesday - Thursday) 7:30am - 9:00am
Lunch (Monday - Thursday) 11:30am - 1:00pm
Dinner (Monday - Thursday) 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Andy Visser
Chef/Manager

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American Baptist Students Scholarships - March 28
------------------------------------------------
On Tuesday, March 28 the Financial Aid/American Baptist Personnel
Services Coordinator will be on campus from 10 am-4 pm to provide you
with information about scholarships:
*Seminarian Support Program
*Information about the Search and Care process of ABC
*Assist students in preparing their files

Please schedule an appointment by emailing Lynne Eckman at
lynne.eckman@abc-usa.org so that you can see her on the 28th. Do not
delay, sign up today!

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BTI Newsletter Available - January 31
-------------------------------------------
The January 31, 2006 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are
available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

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Come Learn About the Ecology Ministry - Tuesday, January 31
--------------------------------------
Tuesday, January 31
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the Small Dining Room

The Ecology Ministry on campus has planned great activities for this
second semester. An Eco-Team has been formed to support and further
expand on this work.

If you are interested in participating or in finding more about the
Eco-Team please call Ecology Minister, Cristina Cabrera at 617-872-8275
or email her at ccabrera@ants.edu or come to an Eco-Team informational
meeting this Tuesday, January 31st from 4:30-5:00pm in the small dining
room. ANTS students, alums, faculty, staff, spouses, and/or partners of
the above are all welcome.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E- News - Monday, January 30, 2006 - EVENTS THIS WEEK

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THIS WEEK ON CAMPUS - Welcome Back for Spring Term!
-----------------------------------
- Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7

Mon:
- Student Led Worship: Service of Anointing Mon., Jan. 30
- Men's Fellowship - January 30
- Sacred Circle Dance - January 30

Tues:
- Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesdays
- Come Learn About the Ecology Ministry - Tuesday, January 31
- Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, January 31

Weds:
- Choir Resumes Wednesday - Feb. 1
- Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidates - February 1
- Community Worship - Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Thurs:
- Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match - Feb. 2, 2006
- Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
- UU Worship - Thursdays - February 2, 2006
- Episcopal Worship - February 2, 2006

Fri:
- REMINDER: Multicultural Festival - Friday, Feb. 3

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Share Your News
*--------------------------------------------
Do you want to share your community events and news on the Event
Calendar and in Student E-News?
Send your news items to enews@ants.edu or fill out the Event Form at:

http://www.ants.edu/eventform.htm

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Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7
---------------------------------------------
An art exhibit by artists Marilyn K Feinberg and Jeffrey M. Fine
January 23, 2006 to April 7, 2006
The Meetinghouse Gallery
Mon. - Fri. 9 - 6

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Student Led Worship: Service of Anointing Mon., Jan. 30
--------------------------------------------------------
The student-led worship group will be holding a special service of
anointing on Monday, January 30th at 2 p.m. in Colby Chapel. Amanda
Ladegard and Jason Bachand will facilitate the anointing of oil and of
the Holy Spirit to bless and commission students as we enter the
Spring
semester. All ANTS community members are welcome!

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Men's Fellowship - January 30
--------------------------------
Starting January 30 - end of Spring Semester
Mondays 1pm
Berkeley Room

The Men's Fellowship celebrates a weekly meeting for the men of the
ANTS community to discuss the social, religious and pressing issues of a
given day or week.

Our Meetings are open to all Men who live, work and/or study at Andover
Newton Theological School

Our Events are welcome to ALL who are part of the community of ANTS

Contact: Carl Borden
Email: CBorden@ants.edu

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Sacred Circle Dance - January 30
--------------------------------
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse

Fun and easy circle dances from around the world. No partners
necessary. Patiently and cheerfully taught. All are invited to
participate

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Black Student Fellowship Chapel - Tuesdays
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1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel Chapel

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Come Learn About the Ecology Ministry - Tuesday, January 31
--------------------------------------
Tuesday, January 31
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the Small Dining Room

The Ecology Ministry on campus has planned great activities for this
second semester. An Eco-Team has been formed to support and further
expand on this work.

If you are interested in participating or in finding more about the
Eco-Team please call Ecology Minister, Cristina Cabrera at 617-872-8275
or email her at ccabrera@ants.edu or come to an Eco-Team informational
meeting this Tuesday, January 31st from 4:30-5:00pm in the small dining
room. ANTS students, alums, faculty, staff, spouses, and/or partners of
the above are all welcome.

---------------------------------------------
Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, January 31
---------------------------------------------
come one, come all to the first SA meeting of the spring semester!

when: tuesday 1/31/06
where: upper noyes
time: 12:00 - 12:50

Please, all agenda items are due no later than 1/29 at noon (please
note time change) to lbaker@ants.edu.

Hope to see you there.

Lella Baker
for the 2005 - 2006 sa executive board

---------------------------------
Choir Resumes Wednesday - Feb. 1
----------------------------------
Burns Stanfield welcomes all to our first choir rehearsal of the new
semester: Wednesday, February 1, 11:50-12:15. We will be singing in
chapel that afternoon. Those new to the choir experience are welcome!
Contact Burns at 617-288-2291 if you have questions.

-----------------------------------------------
Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidates - February 1
-----------------------------------------------
11:00 am. - 12 noon: Students in Upper Noyes

2:30 - 3:30 pm: Staff and Alums in the Peck Lounge.

3:45-4:45 pm: Trustees and the Community in the Berkeley Room

View schedule of community interviews:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020106interviews.htm

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Community Worship - Wednesday, February 1, 2006
---------------------------------------
1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel

February 1 - Nick Carter

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Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match - Feb. 2, 2006
------------------------------------------------------------
Thursday, February 2, 2006 (Feb 21, 2006 snow date)
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse

-Spiritual Discernment and the Search Process
-Casing a Church
-Interviewing Skills: How to Answer and What to Ask

Leaders: Area Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference, UCC

More information and registration info:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2005/111705macucc.htm

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Walking the Labyrinth - Thursdays
-------------------------------------------
Thursdays
6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
The Meetinghouse

On Thursday, February 2 from 7-8 p.m. will be guided walks for
newcomers. All are invited.

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UU Worship - Thursdays - February 2, 2006
---------------------------------------------
Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse

----------------------------------------
Episcopal Worship - February 2, 2006
----------------------------------------
1:00 p.m. in Colby Chapel
Led by Rev. Robert Windsor, rector of Christ Episcopal in Needham. ALL
students welcome!

-------------------------------------
REMINDER: Multicultural Festival - Friday, Feb. 3
-------------------------------------
Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

This is a reminder that you are invited to a celebration of the
diversity of cultures that is ANTS! You are further invited to bring
something to share that represents who you are and where you come from.
We already have some interesting things lined up--so add your talent and
culture to them!

When? Friday, February 3, 6:00 p.m.
Where? Peck Room

This event is being hosted by the Dean of Students Office and the
International Students on campus. We hope you will bring music, poetry,
art, food or anything else to share that says something about who you
are and where you're from! Please let me know if you plan to
perform/read something so that I can put you on the program.

We will have a variety of food from different cultures, both what you
might bring to share and food that is purchased. So come and learn
about the cultures we all represent, share something with your
community, and enjoy a meal together. I will be extending a special
invitation to the 38 new students who are joining the ANTS community
this spring, so please be prepared to welcome new colleagues.

I hope to see many of you there,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Send your news items to enews@ants.edu.

Friday, January 27, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 27, 2006 - EVENT BOARD

In this message
- Interfaith Symposium on Teen Dating Violence - March 16
- Lecture: Karen Lebacqz on Stem Cell Research - Feb. 8
- TABCOM NEWS: Upcoming Events
- Upcoming Events from The Massachusetts Conference, United Church of
Christ

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Interfaith Symposium on Teen Dating Violence - March 16
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"FIGHTING ABUSE: INSPIRING TEENAGE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS (FAITH)"

Thursday, March 16, 9:30 a.m.

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
81 Elm Street, Concord

Featured Presenter: Joanne Patterson
Jo is the Community Programs Intern for REACH, a domestic violence
agency located in Waltham. As their primary teen dating relationships
educator, she works with MetroWest high schools and colleges to educate
youth about the dynamics of healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Who should attend? All who are concerned with teenage relationships
and the need to understand the dynamics of abusive dating behavior:
Clergy, Pastoral Staff, Youth Ministers, Pastoral Associates,
Directors of Religious Education, Lay Leadership

Pre-Registration requested
Suggested Donation: $20.00
Light Lunch Included

Network for Women's Lives
A non-profit volunteer organization of citizens dedicated to the
eradication of domestic violence in our communities
through education for prevention.

P.O. Box 276
Concord, MA 01742
978-287-4089
www.networkforwomenslives.org
Email: networkforwomenslives@juno.com

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Lecture: Karen Lebacqz on Stem Cell Research - Feb. 8
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8
At Episcopal Divinity School
4:00 pm: Lecture
6:00 pm: Dinner ($10)

Karen Lebacqz is the Robert Gordon Sproul Professor of Theologic Ethics
(Emeritus) at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. Dr.
Lebacqz is a member and former chair, Geron Ethics Advisory Board;
Co-editor of The Human Embryonic Stem Cell Debate (MIT Press); Former
Commissioner, the National Commission for the Protection of Human
Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research; and
Bioethicist-in-Residence for 2005-2006, Yale University. She is a member
of QUASAR, the UCC Task Force on Science and Religion.

Please RSVP prior to February 3, 2006 at
villa@bostontheological.org

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TABCOM NEWS: Upcoming Events
--------------------------------------------
The Interim Ministry Team will be sponsoring a training event on Family
Systems on March 15. Contact Michael Harvey for more information at
cbmm@charter.net.

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TABCOM NEWS: Ministry of Intervention/Listening Team
--------------------------------------------

The rescheduled Ministry of Intervention/Listening Team training
session to be led by Dwight Lundgren is scheduled for March 3-4, 2006 at
Canonicus Camp and Conference Center in Exeter, Rhode Island. This is a
workshop that will help all participants deal with issues surrounding
conflict in congregations. It will explore strategies for the prevention
of conflict (e.g. "behavioral contracts") and help us to be present in a
healthy way to the leadership of local churches. The specific curriculum
will be worked out with Dwight as we approach the date. This workshop is
for anyone interested in bringing healthier behavior to congregations,
especially those who on the ABCORI "Listening Team" and the TABCOM
"Ministry of Intervention" team. There is no cost to the participants.

The Old Colony Association of TABCOM is underwriting the cost of this
event. Dwight would like to have at least 12 participants in order to
keep the process energized.

Anyone interested in this opportunity should contact Charlie Hartman
at(508) 379-9728 or e-mail to fbcswansea@aol.com

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Upcoming Events from The Massachusetts Conference, United Church of
Christ
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Heaven on Earth 2006 - A May, 2006 trip to Chartres
More info:
http://www.wellesleyvillagechurch.org/images/HEAVENONEARTH_2006.pdf
(PDF format)

February 11, 2006: Good $ense Budget Course
A Faith-based Budget Course for those seeking control of their own
finances and for those considering this ministry for their church.
More info:
http://www.macucc.org/stewardship/goodsense.htm

February 22, 2006: Creative Worship Planning Retreat
Join clergy and worship leaders as
we gather together in the company of and with the inspiration of
colleagues to imagine how we can "think outside of the box" in
planning
worship services of all types (not just for Sunday mornings) during
Lent
and Easter. Please view the flyer and registration form here:
http://www.macucc.org/pep/documents/CreativeWorshipPlanningRetreat.pdf

The registration deadline is February 10, 2006.

March 4, 2006: The Western Area Leadership Academy (WALA) presents
Jonathan Edwards:A Voice for Our Time. This event is open to all and
will take place over
4 sessions: March 4, 11, 25 and April 1. Click here
http://www.macucc.org/pep/documents/JonathanEdwardscourse.pdf
for all the details. Contact Peter Wells at peter.wells@verizon.net
for
more information.

March 20, 2006: Pastor and Teacher: Implications of a shared Praxis
Approach with Tom
Groome
An opportunity to renew the practices of our ministries as pastors and
teachers.
More info:
http://www.macucc.org/education/documents/webgroomeflyer.pdf (PDF
format)

March 25, 2006: Welcoming Children with Special Needs
Welcoming children & youth with special needs into churches requires
more than implementing inclusive programs and adopting appropriate
teaching techniques. Join Sally Patton, Ed.M. Developmental Psychology
at the Epiphany Church in Winchester, MA.
More info:
http://www.macucc.org/education/documents/special.pdf (PDF format)

Youth Ministry Events for 2006
Information about Nightwatch, Signs of Hope, Mission Trips, and the
Regional Youth Event.
More info:
http://www.macucc.org/youth/index.htm

Christian Education and Youth Ministry Positions
Christian Education and Youth Ministry positions available throughout
the Massachusetts Conference.
More info: http://www.macucc.org/education/jobs.htm

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 27, 2006

NEW
- Come Learn About the Ecology Ministry - Tuesday, January 31
- Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, January 31
- Choir Resumes Wednesday - Feb. 1
- Interview for First Congregational Church of Concord, NH - Feb. 15
- CORRECTED EMAIL ADDRESS: Painting Stretcher Needed
- Commencement Speakers

REVIEW
- REMINDER: Multicultural Festival - Friday, Feb. 3
- Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match - Feb. 2, 2006
- Episcopal Worship Starting Soon - Thursday, Feb. 2
- JOY Spirit of Play Series - Begins Feb. 8
- Walk The Labyrinth

--------------------------------------
Come Learn About the Ecology Ministry - Tuesday, January 31
--------------------------------------
Tuesday, January 31
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the Small Dining Room

The Ecology Ministry on campus has planned great activities for this
second semester. An Eco-Team has been formed to support and further
expand on this work.

If you are interested in participating or in finding more about the
Eco-Team please call Ecology Minister, Cristina Cabrera at 617-872-8275
or email her at ccabrera@ants.edu or come to an Eco-Team informational
meeting this Tuesday, January 31st from 4:30-5:00pm in the small dining
room. ANTS students, alums, faculty, staff, spouses, and/or partners of
the above are all welcome.

---------------------------------------------
Student Association Meeting - Tuesday, January 31
---------------------------------------------
come one, come all to the first SA meeting of the spring semester!

when: Tuesday 1/31/06
where: upper noyes
time: 12:00 - 12:50

Please, all agenda items are due no later than 1/29 at noon (please
note time change) to lbaker@ants.edu.

Hope to see you there.

Lella Baker
for the 2005 - 2006 sa executive board

---------------------------------
Choir Resumes Wednesday - Feb. 1
----------------------------------
Burns Stanfield welcomes all to our first choir rehearsal of the new
semester: Wednesday, February 1, 11:50-12:15. We will be singing in
chapel that afternoon. Those new to the choir experience are welcome!
Contact Burns at 617-288-2291 if you have questions.

--------------------------------------------------
Interview for First Congregational Church of Concord, NH - Feb. 15
--------------------------------------------------
On Feb. 15 Rev. David Keller will be on campus to meet with any
students interested in this Associate Minister position. First
Congregational Church of Concord, N.H., U.C.C. seeks Associate Minister
for Community Outreach. This is part-time, with potential for
full-time.

Position involves directing our community outreach ministry, building
on the work of our Outreach Task Force, Board of Missions, and Interim
Director of Outreach Ministries.

Candidate should be an effective organizer and leader, compassionate,
with a passion for justice.

Our Associate Minister for Community Outreach will lead worship and
preach occasionally, and assist with pastoral care.

For additional information, see brochure in Dean of Students' office.

The Rev. David Keller, Sr. Pastor of First Church of Concord, will be
on campus Wednesday, February 15. If you are interested in discussing
this position with him, please call 603 225 5491 to set up an
appointment. Please bring a resume.

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CORRECTED EMAIL ADDRESS: Painting Stretcher Needed
----------------------------------
Recently returned Border Crossing student requests help in restretching
small purchased canvas from Nicaragua. Gift for home church was removed
from support for transport and requires new frame.

Please contact Sherry Thomas, shthomas2@comcast.net. Thank you.

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Commencement Speakers
----------------------------------
Dear Students,

Since many times it takes a couple of years to secure someone who is
fairly well-known, I invite you to send me the names of any people you'd
like to see as future commencement speakers. I appreciate your ideas.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------------------
REMINDER: Multicultural Festival - Friday, Feb. 3
-------------------------------------
Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

This is a reminder that you are invited to a celebration of the
diversity of cultures that is ANTS! You are further invited to bring
something to share that represents who you are and where you come from.
We already have some interesting things lined up--so add your talent and
culture to them!

When? Friday, February 3, 6:00 p.m.
Where? Peck Room

This event is being hosted by the Dean of Students Office and the
International Students on campus. We hope you will bring music, poetry,
art, food or anything else to share that says something about who you
are and where you're from! Please let me know if you plan to
perform/read something so that I can put you on the program.

We will have a variety of food from different cultures, both what you
might bring to share and food that is purchased. So come and learn
about the cultures we all represent, share something with your
community, and enjoy a meal together. I will be extending a special
invitation to the 38 new students who are joining the ANTS community
this spring, so please be prepared to welcome new colleagues.

I hope to see many of you there,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match - Feb. 2, 2006
------------------------------------------------------------
February 2, 2006 (Feb 21, 2006 snow date)
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

-Spiritual Discernment and the Search Process

-Casing a Church

-Interviewing Skills: How to Answer and What to Ask

Leaders: Area Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference, UCC

More information and registration info:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2005/111705macucc.htm

--------------------------------
Episcopal Worship Starting Soon - Thursday, Feb. 2
---------------------------------
1:00 p.m. in the Chapel

Fellow students, faculty and staff,

I am pleased to share the news that we will have the opportunity to
participate in Episcopal worship services on campus this semester.

The Rev. Robert Windsor, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Needham
has generously agreed to preside at a celebration of the Holy
Eucharist
on four Thursdays this semester: February 2nd, March 9th, April 6th,
and May 4th at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel.

Please keep in mind that this worship opportunity is an invitation to
EVERYONE, not just Episcopalians.

I hope you all will consider joining us for our first service on
Thursday, February 2nd.

Blessings,
Janice Ford
Jr./M.Div.
Postulant for Holy Orders
Episcopal Diocese of Western MA

-----------------------------
JOY Spirit of Play Series - Begins Feb. 8
-----------------------------
Pastors, Parents, Chaplains, Seminarians, Doctors, Nurses, Family
Caregivers, Health Care Providers

SELF CARE is not an option for caregivers! Here is an Rx for Renewal:
Find Joy through the Spirit of Play!!

7 Weeks of Renewal February 8th-March 29th
Wednesday Evenings 7:00-900 pm

At The Meeting House

-Reconnect your innate creativity.
-Receive the gift of grace and renewal.
-Re-energize your life with imagination.
-Relax, laugh out loud, have fun, experience amusement.
-Replenish your body through movement, voice, song, and story.

No special skills or abilities needed. Registration Fee is $60 or $10
per session to Judy Medeiros. Limited scholarships are available.

Facilitated by the Rev. Dirkje F. Legerstee, founder of SoulPlay, a
ministry of creativity for healing and wholeness. She is a graduate of
the InterPlay Leadership program, a degree in education, and M.Div.
from
A.N.T.S. She has served local parishes for twenty years. This series
will be part of a D. Min research project in Faith Health and
Spirituality. The voluntary content shared in the sessions will be
used
in seeking to find the possible effects of play on personal wholeness
and communal formation. Confidentiality will be maintained.

---------------------------
Walk The Labyrinth
---------------------------
Every Thursday Night all semester in the Meetinghouse
Anytime between 6:00 and 9:30 p.m.

Come discover this ancient spiritual practice of pilgrimage in search
of
the sacred. Leave behind your stress, quiet your mind and turn your
path
over to God.
On Thursday, February 2 from 7-8 p.m. will be guided walks for
newcomers.
All are invited.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Thursday, January 26, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, January 26, 2006

NEW
- Painting Stretcher Needed
- Call for Applications
- CORRECTIONS: Carrie Newcomer Concert - March 24
- Reiki Training - January 27-28, 2006
- Spring 2006: Classroom Assignments
- "Ritual Reinscriptions: Tracing and Rubbing as Artistic Practice" -
Feb. 7

REVIEW
- Men's Fellowship - January 30
- Sacred Circle Dance - January 30

----------------------------------
Painting Stretcher Needed
----------------------------------
Recently returned Border Crossing student requests help in restretching
small purchased canvas from Nicaragua. Gift for home church was removed
from support for transport and requires new frame.

Please contact Sherry Thomas, shthomas2@ants.edu. Thank you.

----------------------------------
Call for Applications
----------------------------------
The Fund for Theological Education offers fellowships to doctoral
students in Ph.D. and Th.D. programs from African American, Asian
American, Native American, and Hispanic backgrounds. Stipends can range
up to $10,000. The deadline for applications for the 2006-2007 academic
year is March 1, 2006.
More information is available on a poster on the board outside the
Dean's office, or by going to www.thefund.org.

---------------------------------
CORRECTIONS: Carrie Newcomer COncert - March 24
---------------------------------
LIVE AT ANDOVER NEWTON: CARRIE NEWCOMER IN CONCERT
FRIDAY MARCH 24
7:00 p.m.
STODDARD HALL, WITH WORKSHOP OPTION

The Andover Newton Faith Youth Institute (FYI) is proud to present a
benefit concert featuring award-winning Rounder Records
singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer. Seating is limited, and is offered on
a first-come, first served basis (for the Andover Newton community only
before Feb 6).

Order tickets soon, and bring a friend or a group. Cost is $15, or $12
for students at any school, and for prospective students attending
Andover Newton's Conference on Ministries, March 24-25 (see
www.ants.edu/admissions).

Come hear this spiritually rooted, socially conscious artist whose 10
albums include Refugees and Regulars, Betty's Diner, and Gathering of
Spirits. Carrie has shared the stage with Alison Krauss, Roseanne Cash,
and Mary Chapin Carpenter, and her work has been lauded by Jim Wallis
and Parker Palmer, among others. (see www.carrienewcomer.com)

Carrie will also be offering a workshop: "When the Soul's Great Joy
Meets the World's Great Need: Exploration of Faith and Vocation,
Activism and Art." (time TBA) This event is free for prospective
students attending the Conference on Ministries. The cost for others is
$20 for the workshop alone, or $35 for the workshop and concert.

To order tickets, send a note with check or cash to Faith Youth
Institute, c/o ANTS 210, Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459 (no
shipping or handling fee!). Make checks out to "Andover Newton" with
"concert tickets" in the "For" line.

To order by credit card, contact Nancy Stuart in the Business Office,
nstuart@ants.edu or ext. 287. For more information call Alex Kern or
Matt Carriker at 800-964-2687, ext. 313 or 267 or email fyi@ants.edu
with "Carrie Newcomer Show" in the subject line.

Proceeds from this show support the Faith Youth Institute, Andover
Newton's annual ecumenical program for teens exploring leadership,
vocation, spirituality, urban service, and social change, scheduled for
July 8-16, 2006 on the theme "Blessed are You!" (see
www.ants.edu/learning/fyi and nominate a young person today!).

--------------------------------------------------
Reiki Training - January 27-28, 2006
--------------------------------------------------
Sometimes we need to minister in other ways then words.

Reiki teaches us the divine power that is touch

If you are looking to express your ministry in a different way, come to
our Reiki I training, January 27-28, 2006. For a registration form,
contact Darrick Jackson at djackson@ants.edu, 617-964-1100x289, or stop
by the admissions office in Dabney Hall. The training is $150 and there
are scholarships available.

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Spring 2006: Classroom Assignments
------------------------------

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Monday
-------------
9-11:50
OLDT636, Book of Job, Mobley/Davis 201

6-8:50
THEO514, Systematic, Heim/Davis 101
THEO514B, Systematic, Valentin/Davis 201
WOTA 697, Worlds into Words, Nordbeck/Davis 202
PSYF/CONG/FHSP 750/850, Congregational Health, Harrell/Davis 102

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Tuesday
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9-11:50
NEWT 504, Greek II, Haley/ Davis 203
Theo733, UU Theology, Cohen/ Davis 201

2-4:50
CMFE 601Y, Field Ed Team
CMFE 703Y, Field Ed Team/ Davis 202, 03, 302, 03
CONG 734, Congregational Life, Thornton/ Davis 102
PSYF764, A Bridge between Religion & Medicine, Gill-Austern/ Davis 301
NEWT664, Epistles, Haley/Davis 201
OLDT504, Hebrew II, Fontaine/Davis 101

6-8:50
HIST508, Foundations, Burrows/Nordbeck/Davis 201
WCHR/GCIM 648, Major Issues, Jeyaraj/ Davis 303
ETHI602, Christian Social Ethics, Weagraff/ Davis 301

6:30-8:20
CMFE 611Y, Field Ed Team/ Davis 102,103, 202

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Wednesday
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9-11:50
PSYF/FHSP 792/892, Non Violence, Perry/ Davis 101
CMAD801, DMin Seminar, Drummond/Windsor/ Davis 203
ETHI753, Professional Ethics, Thornton/ Davis 201

2-4:50
THEO/GCIM/TMPL 672, Faith Justice, Valentin/ Davis 101
WCHR/GCIM 738, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, Heim/ Davis 201
NEWT638, New Testament Ethics, Pregeant/ Davis 202
PSYF/TMPL722/822, Care of the Poor, Gill-Austern/ Davis 102

6-8:50
WCHR642, Mapping Mission, Jeyaraj/ Davis 103
HIST723/823, Varieties of Reformation, Burrows/ Davis 203

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Thursday
-------------
9-11:50
INTE 742/THEO 606, Baptist Polity, Heim/ Davis 301
PSYC 729/829, Counseling & Care of GLBT, Tigert/ Davis 101
ETHI780/880, Howard Thurman, K.Jones/ Davis 201
CMFE 721/821Y, Windsor/Condon/Johnson /Davis 302, 03

2-4:50
INTE 601/801, Justice Matters, Valentin/ Davis 101
CMPR 625, Holistic Preaching, Hess/ Davis 203
CMPR/WOTA630, The Jazz of Preaching, K. Jones/ Davis 201
CMWO620, UU Worship, Weinstein/Davis 102

5-7:00
OLDT672, The Binding of Isaac, Mobley/Rose/ Hebrew College

6-8:50
NEWT 709/809, Matthew, Pregeant/ Davis 201
OLDT/WOTA 648, Psalms & Worship, Fontaine/ Davis 101
CMED 707/PSYP 723, Young & Adults Ministries, McDonald, et.al / Davis
203

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Friday
-------------
9-11:50
OLDT 512, Intro. to Hebrew Bible, Mobley/ Davis 201

2-4:50
CMED602, Educ. Ministry, Mayher/ Davis 201

PSYP716/816, Group process & Dynamics, Messeschmidt/ Feb. 24-25;
March3-4; March 31-April 1
Davis 101

PSYF/CHRS 778/878, Grounded in God, Benefiel/ May 12; 5-9; May 13; 9-5;
May 15-18; 5-9:30
Davis 201

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"Ritual Reinscriptions: Tracing and Rubbing as Artistic Practice" -
Feb. 7
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuesday, February 7, 6:30-8pm, Meetinghouse: Center for the Arts

Karen Schiff, a Visiting Artist at ANTS for Spring 2006, will discuss
her recent art projects as rituals of homage, intimacy, and mourning.
The Agnes Martin Obituary Project, in which she traces the shapes of
obituary articles of her favorite artist, recently showed in New York,
and her large rubbings of the Tufts Gallery floor and ceiling
constitutes her recent MFA thesis exhibition. Karen Schiff is in her
final semester of the Master of Fine Arts program at the School of the
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is from New Haven, Connecticut, and
returned to art school after five years of a professorship in
Interdisciplinary Humanities & Literature. Her artwork is infused with
sensibilities derived from literary study, sitting meditation practice
and Judaism.

The members of the Worship, Theology, and the Arts program are
delighted to have Karen as our visiting artist and invite all to come
and meet her. Karen has a studio in Sturtevant Hall and will be offering
Open Studio Nights as well as other opportunities for artistic
discussion and expression. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30,
followed by lecture at 7pm

--------------------------------
Men's Fellowship - January 30
--------------------------------
Starting January 30 - end of Spring Semester
Mondays 1pm
Berkeley Room

The Men's Fellowship celebrates a weekly meeting for the men of the
ANTS community to discuss the social, religious and pressing issues of a
given day or week.

Our Meetings are open to all Men who live, work and/or study at Andover
Newton Theological School

Our Events are welcome to ALL who are part of the community of ANTS

Contact: Carl Borden
Email: CBorden@ants.edu

--------------------------------
Sacred Circle Dance - January 30
--------------------------------
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse

Fun and easy circle dances from around the world. No partners
necessary. Patiently and cheerfully taught. All are invited to
participate.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, January 25, 2006

In this message:

- Courses Closed: PSYF/FHSP 792/892 and ETHI/PSYC 753/853
- Carrie Newcomer in Concert
- Serve as an Army Chaplain
- BTI Newsletter Available
- Book Fest - Faculty Book Signing Party
- Luncheon Conversation with Andy Lang
- JOY Spirit of Play Series
- Walk The Labyrinth
- Student Led Worship: Service of Anointing

---------------------------------------
Courses Closed
---------------------------------------
PSYF/FHSP 792/892 Non Violence: Path to Social and Personal
Transformation and ETHI/PSYC 753/853 Professional Ethics are closed.
-Registrar

-------------------------------------------------------
Carrie Newcomer in Concert - Friday, March 24
-------------------------------------------------------
LIVE AT ANDOVER NEWTON: CARRIE NEWCOMER IN CONCERT, FRIDAY MARCH 24,
7:00, STODDARD HALL, WITH WORKSHOP OPTION
The Andover Newton Faith Youth Institute (FYI) is proud to present a
benefit concert featuring award-winning Rounder Records
singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer. Seating is limited, and is offered on
a first-come, first served basis (for the Andover Newton community only
before Feb 6). Order tickets soon, and bring a friend or a group. Cost
is $15, or $12 for students at any school, and for prospective students
attending Andover Newton's Conference on Ministries, March 24-25 (see
www.ants.edu/admissions). Come hear this spiritually rooted, socially
conscious artist whose 10 albums include Refugees and Regulars, Betty's
Diner, and Gathering of Spirits. Carrie has shared the stage with Alison
Krauss, Roseanne Cash, and Mary Chapin Carpenter, and her work has been
lauded by Jim Wallis and Parker Palmer, among others. (see
www.carrienewcomer.com)
Carrie will also be offering a workshop: "When the Soul's Great Joy
Meets the World's Great Need: Exploration of Faith and Vocation,
Activism and Art." (time TBA) This event is free for prospective
students attending the Conference on Ministries. The cost for others is
$20 for the workshop alone, or $35 for the workshop and concert.
To order tickets, send a note with check or cash to Faith Youth
Institute, c/o ANTS 210, Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459 (no
shipping or handling fee!). To order by credit card, contact Nancy
Stuart in the Business Office, nstuart@ants.edu or ext. 287. For more
information call Alex Kern or Matt Carriker at 800-964-2687, ext. 313 or
267 or email fyi@ants.edu with "Carrie Newcomer Show" in the subject
line.
Proceeds from this show support the Faith Youth Institute, Andover
Newton's annual ecumenical program for teens exploring leadership,
vocation, spirituality, urban service, and social change, scheduled for
July 8-16, 2006 on the them "Blessed are You!" (see
www.ants.edu/learning/fyi and nominate a young person today!).

-----------------------------------
Serve as an Army Chaplain
-----------------------------------
While some are called to serve God, others are called to serve their
country. Those who serve both are known as Army National Guard
Chaplains. It's a calling that brings with it some very special
responsibilities. The Army Chaplaincy offers Ministers, Priests, Imams
and Rabbis the unique opportunity to guide Soldiers and their families
through life's triumphs and tragedies. They are involved in the
Soldier's "Circle of Life," from births and baptisms, to confirmations
and marriage, to illness and last rites. Every day, Army National Guard
Chaplains positively affect the lives of Soldiers and their families. As
a spiritual leader, you'll be helping young men and women become
effective Soldiers in body, mind and spirit.

The Army National Guard has more than 1832 units located in more than
2700 communities across the 54 states, territories, and the District of
Columbia.

Being a National Guard Chaplain is a "Mission Trip " Serving God and
Country.

For More Information Please Contact:

Gary A Burdick

Chaplain Career Services Phone 800-562-1266

For The Army National Guard E-mail heroshouse@aol.com

--------------------------------------------------
BTI Newsletter Available - January 24, 2006
--------------------------------------------------
The January 24, 2006 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are
available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

---------------------------------------------------------------
Book Fest - Faculty Book Signing Party - Feb. 16, 2006
---------------------------------------------------------------
February 16, 2006
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse
Sponsored by The Academic Dean's Office, the Andover Newton Bookstore
and Massachusetts Bible Society, and the Franklin Trask Library

Come meet the authors at this festive celebration of recent
publications! Our past and present faculty are a busy bunch - come meet
ten faculty members, adjunct faculty and faculty emeriti who have
recently published books.

A complete schedule is online at:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/021606bookfair.htm

-------------------------------------------
Luncheon Conversation with Andy Lang
-------------------------------------------
Thursday, January 26
Noon in the Dining Hall

Andy Lang will be visiting Andover Newton on Thursday, January 26. He
will be available for an open conversation on "Homosexuality and the
Ministry" over lunch in the Dining Hall at Noon on Thursday. Bring your
lunch and come join the discussion!

Later that afternoon, Lang will meet with the Board of Directors of the
Interreligious Center on Public Life at Hebrew College. His topic will
be his perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Controversy in the Church and
Synagogue.

Andrew Lang is the founder of ucc.org, the web site of the United Church
of Christ. For nine years he was director of web ministries for the
United Church of Christ's national office in Cleveland, Ohio. Before
joining the UCC's Office of Communication in 1993, Andy was a daily
newspaper reporter, Capitol Hill press secretary and magazine editor.

-----------------------------
JOY Spirit of Play Series
-----------------------------
Pastors, Parents, Chaplains, Seminarians, Doctors, Nurses, Family
Caregivers, Health Care Providers

SELF CARE is not an option for caregivers! Here is an Rx for Renewal:
Find Joy through the Spirit of Play!!

7 Weeks of Renewal February 8th-March 29th
Wednesday Evenings 7:00-900 pm

At The Meeting House

-Reconnect your innate creativity.
-Receive the gift of grace and renewal.
-Re-energize your life with imagination.
-Relax, laugh out loud, have fun, experience amusement.
-Replenish your body through movement, voice, song, and story.

No special skills or abilities needed. Registration Fee is $60 or $10
per session to Judy Medeiros. Limited scholarships are available.

Facilitated by the Rev. Dirkje F. Legerstee, founder of SoulPlay, a
ministry of creativity for healing and wholeness. She is a graduate of
the InterPlay Leadership program, a degree in education, and M.Div. from
A.N.T.S. She has served local parishes for twenty years. This series
will be part of a D. Min research project in Faith Health and
Spirituality. The voluntary content shared in the sessions will be used
in seeking to find the possible effects of play on personal wholeness
and communal formation. Confidentiality will be maintained.

---------------------------
Walk The Labyrinth
---------------------------
Every Thursday Night all semester in the Meetinghouse
Anytime between 6:00 and 9:30 p.m.

Come discover this ancient spiritual practice of pilgrimage in search of
the sacred. Leave behind your stress, quiet your mind and turn your path
over to God.
On Thursday, February 2 from 7-8 p.m. will be guided walks for
newcomers.
All are invited.

--------------------------------------------------------
Student Led Worship: Service of Anointing Mon., Jan. 30
--------------------------------------------------------
The student-led worship group will be holding a special service of
anointing on Monday, January 30th at 2 p.m. in Colby Chapel. Amanda
Ladegard and Jason Bachand will facilitate the anointing of oil and of
the Holy Spirit to bless and commission students as we enter the Spring
semester. All ANTS community members are welcome!

Contact: Jason Bachand JBachand@ants.edu
Amanda Ladegard ALadegard@ants.edu

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, Janaury 24, 2006

NEW
- Student Association Meeting - January 31
- New Nightwatch Person
- Attractive Posters - FREE
- Course Canceled
- 2006 Commencement Speaker
- Church Financial SCrutiny Bill -- Call to Action

---------------------------------------------
Student Association Meeting - January 31
---------------------------------------------
come one, come all to the first sa meeting of the spring semester!

when: tuesday 1/31/06
where: upper noyes
time: 12:00 - 12:50

please all agenda items are due no latter than 1/29 at noon (please
note time change) to lbaker@ants.edu.

hope to see you there.

lella baker
for the 2005 - 2006 sa executive board

--------------------------------
New Nightwatch Person
--------------------------------
Jason Bachand will be replacing Amanda Ladegard as B&G's nightwatch
person. He will be assuming duties as of this week alternating with
Carl Borden.

Building & Grounds

----------------------------------
Attractive Posters - FREE
----------------------------------
The Institutional Advancement Office has a supply of very attractive
posters advertising the Stuart Lecture Series. You are invited to stop
by Diane Ruark's office (Dabney 22) during business hours and pick up
one (or more) to hang up at your church or other location where you
think it might be seen by interested people.

Thank you for helping to get the word out about this excellent lecture
series.

----------------------------------
Course Canceled
----------------------------------
EL CONG 739 Congregational/Organizational Grieving: Spiritual
Foundations for Transformation
has been canceled.

------------------------------------
2006 Commencement Speaker
------------------------------------

I am pleased to announce that Rev. Jeffrey Brown, ANTS Alum and pastor
of Union Baptist Church of Cambridge, has agreed to be the speaker at
the Andover Newton 2006 Commencement ceremonies.

Rev. Brown, M.Div. Andover Newton, is co-founder and past chairperson
of the Boston Ten Point Coalition, an ecumenical group of Christian
clergy and lay leaders who mobilize the community around issues
affecting black youth, especially those at-risk for violence, drug abuse
and other destructive behaviors. In April 1999, he founded Ten Point
International, a resource for churches around the world interested in
overcoming violence in their communities. He is the author of articles
on religion, youth and violence; a columnist for the Cambridge
Chronicle; and a contributor to the Boston Globe's op-ed page. Rev.
Brown's other writings include "Science is Humbled" by Rev. Jeffrey L.
Brown and Janis A. Pryor
"Faith Under Fire: A Benefit for Southern Churches Victimized by Fire",
Committee Chairman Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown.

Rev. Brown has been named by Boston Magazine as one of the up and
coming "movers and shakers" under 40 years old, and by Newsweek as a
new breed of cleric reaching out to at-risk youth. Rev. Brown is also
an adjunct professor at Harvard Divinity School, and lectures twice a
year at the Harvard Business School in the "Power and Influence"
courses.

From all of this you understand why he has been dubbed "Mr. Mayor" at
the Otis Air National Guard Base. Rev. Brown was appointed by Gov. Mitt
Romney to oversee the temporary base for more than 200 people evacuated
from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

More information is available at:
http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2005/10.27/13-otis.html

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/09/12/at_otis_pastor_offers_a_bridge_and_hope/

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

----------------------------------------------
Church Financial SCrutiny Bill -- Call to Action
----------------------------------------------
On Wednesday January 25, 2006 the Massachusetts House of
Representatives is scheduled to begin debate on the "Church Financial
Scrutiny Bill," S1074. Legislative business is often unpredictable;
the House session currently scheduled to begin at 11am and a roll call
vote is scheduled to begin at noon.

Please join with representatives from the seventeen Orthodox and
Protestant member denominations of the Massachusetts Council of
Churches, and numerous other religious communities to show your
opposition to this legislation that will entangle the state in internal
religious issues. Religious representatives will be gathering outside of
the House chamber on the 3rd floor, beginning at 10:30am. We invite you
to come to the Massachusetts Council of Churches office at 14 Beacon
Street, Suite 416 at 10:20am if you would like to walk over to the House
together. You are welcome to join us at this time and pay a last minute
visit to your Representative to share your concerns before the debate
begins. If your schedule permits, you may also watch debate from the 4th
floor. As this has been a highly controversial bill, we are not sure how
long this debate will last, so you are encouraged to join us for any or
all of the time at the State House.

If you have questions, please call the Massachusetts Council of
Churches at 617-523-2771. Parking near the State House is difficult, but
there is a parking garage under Boston Common, entrance on Charles
Street. Otherwise, please consider taking the T and exiting at Park
Street and walking up the hill to the State House. Clergy, please wear
whatever dress is appropriate in your religious community.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, January 24 - Urgent Request - Help Needed NOW

Dear ANTS Community,

Tuesday morning some friends of Marci Melter will be loading the
contents of her room into a truck. They plan to begin at 9 am and they
could really use your help. So if you can spare any time at all, please
consider giving them a hand.

Thank you very much,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Monday, January 23, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, January 23, 2006

NEW
- Thank You to Signers of the Call for Free and Unfettered Pulpits
- "In the Midst" - A Workshop Using Art and Meditation - March 4, 2006
- Green Speaker Series in February
- Field Ed Photos
- Spring Courses Closed
- Spring 2006 Issue of the Bulletin of the BTI Available

REVIEW
- Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7
- Space to Practice Music
- M.Div. Students Graduating in May, 2006: Marketh Thine Calendars
- Multicultural Festival - Feb. 3

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Thank You to Signers of the Call for Free and Unfettered Pulpits
----------------------------------------------------------------------
January 23, 2006

Gentlepeople:

President Joe Hough of Union and I want to thank you for your recent
support of the Call for Free and Unfettered Pulpits. More than 800
signatures were gathered in less than three weeks.

As promised, letters with the call and a full list of all signatories
were prepared and sent to the Internal Revenue Service, the Government
Accounting Office, the US Senate Finance Committee and the US House Ways
and Means Committee in early December. We have yet to hear back from any
of these offices, but we remain hopeful that will occur.

It is important that we remain ever-vigilant in our efforts to protect
the freedom of the pulpit as a central platform for our faith, even when
- or especially when - our preaching confronts the principalities and
powers!

Onward!

Nick Carter
President

Review the Call for Free and Unfettered Pulpits:
http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2005/111005pasadena.htm

View the list of signatories:
http://www.ants.edu/displaycall.php

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"In the Midst" - A Workshop Using Art and Meditation - March 4, 2006
------------------------------------------------------------
Saturday, March 4, 2006
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Meetinghouse: Center for the Arts

This interactive workshop explores the interface between personal and
collective mark-making, as a revelatory path of expression and
understanding. Using individual and interactive exercises in drawing and
painting, as well as Yogic breath, movement, and sound, the instructors
invite participants to deepen their experience of spiritual and
interpersonal connection. The workshop emphasizes the uniqueness of each
person's use of symbol, color, and form, as well as these elements'
universal significance. This gathering will be held in The Meetinghouse
Gallery, which currently displays paintings by the instructors in the
exhibit "Worlds Apart / Common Ground" (on display through 7 April,
2006).
Artists and Workshop Facilitators:

Marilyn Feinberg is a visual artist and yoga teacher living and working
in Rochester, New York. She received her MFA from the Rochester
Institute of Technology and teaches art at Rochester's Memorial Art
Gallery.

Jeffrey Fine is a visual artist and psychologist who lives and works in
Newton, Massachusetts. Mainly self-taught, he has been drawing and
painting for forty years. With an interest and background in Jungian
psychology, Jeffrey also practices psychotherapy and teaches counseling
at Lesley University.
Registration

$35 includes lunch; $25 for full-time student or senior citizens

For more information contact Judy Medeiros, 617-964-1100, ext 228;
jmedeiros@ants.edu.
More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/030406artsworkshop.htm

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Green Speaker Series in February
-----------------------------------
Mark your calendars now for the following Ecology Ministry Green
Speaker Series events in February. More information about each event
will be coming soon!

Mon Feb 13th
Tu B'Shvat celebration (Jewish Environmental holiday) -
Organic Lunch in Meeting House
12-1:30 pm
Sponsored by Rabbinical School at Hebrew College and Ecology Ministry
at ANTS

Wed Feb 15th
ACE (Alternatives for Community and Environment)
talk (location: TBA)
12-1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Pen Loh

Wed Feb 22nd
Community Organic Farms in Waltham, MA
Talk in Meeting House
12-1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Amanda Cather, Director

Tues Feb 28th
The Green Roundtable
Talk in Meeting House
12-1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Barbra Batshalom, Executive Director

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Field Ed Photos
-------------------------------
The Field Ed. Program is creating a new bulletin board and would love
to have some photos of our students in field education, past or present
- if you have some photos you would be willing to share. Please bring
them to Judy Medeiros. Thank you!

-------------------------------
Spring Courses Closed
-------------------------------
The following Spring 2006 courses are closed:

CMPR 625 Holistic Preaching

PSYF/TMPL 722/822 Care of the Poor

CMPR/WOTA 630 Jazz of Preaching

ETHI780/880 With Head and Heart: The Life and Writings of
Howard Thurman

CONG 734 Congregational Life

INTE 601/801 Justice Matters

HIST 508 Foundations in the History

OLDT672 Binding of Isaac

EL CHRS 720 Life as Pilgrimage

HIST 723/823 Varieties of Reformation

PSYF/CHRS/FHSP 778/878 Grounded in God

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Spring 2006 Issue of the Bulletin of the BTI Available
-----------------------------------------------------
The Spring 2006 issue of the Bulletin of the Boston Theological
Institute is now available on-line at the following link.
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/bulletin/spring6.pdf

This issue features several local and global personalities such as
President Mikhail Gorbachev, Liz Walker of CBS 4 TV, Andrew Walls, in
addition to other local scholars. I would also like to personally thank
those of you who in one way or another helped in the production of this
issue.

This issue of the Bulletin and back issues are also available on-line
at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/bulletin_of_the_bti.htm

---------------------------------------------
Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7
---------------------------------------------
An art exhibit by artists
Marilyn K Feinberg and Jeffrey M. Fine

January 23, 2006 to April 7, 2006
The Meetinghouse Gallery
Mon. - Fri. 9 - 6

Information, contact Judy Medeiros at (617) 964-1100 ext. 228

Thursday, March 2
Artists' Reception: 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Remarks: 5:30 PM
Professor Mark Burrows

More information:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/030206worldsapart.htm

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Space to Practice Music
-------------------------------------------------
I know that many of you play instruments, and have had trouble finding
a space to practice. Judy Medeiros has graciously offered the Meeting
House for this purpose. If you would like to take advantage of this
offer please contact Judy at jmedeiros@ants.edu.

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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M.Div. Students Graduating in May, 2006: Marketh Thine Calendars
----------------------------------------------------------------
The Koinonia Preaching Festival will take place during chapel on April
5. The Festival preliminaries will take place on Thursday, March 23. A
sign-up sheet and Festival guidelines will be posted on the Church &
Ministry bulletin board on the first floor of Worcester Hall on March 9.
Celebrate your preaching gifts by sharing them with the community!
Please contact Sarah Drummond, sdrummond@ants.edu, with questions.

--------------------------------
Multicultural Festival - Feb. 3
--------------------------------
Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

You are invited to a celebration of the diversity of cultures that is
ANTS! You are further invited to bring something to share that
represents who you are and where you come from.

When? Friday, February 3, 6:00 p.m.
Where? Peck Room

This event is being hosted by the Dean of Students Office and the
International Students on campus. We hope you will bring music, poetry,
art, food or anything else to share that says something about who you
are and where you're from! Please let me know if you plan to
perform/read something so that I can put you on the program.

We will have a variety of food from different cultures, both what you
might bring to share and food that is purchased. So come and learn
about the cultures we all represent, share something with your
community, and enjoy a meal together. I will be extending a special
invitation to the 38 new students who are joining the ANTS community
this spring, so please be prepared to welcome new colleagues.

I hope to see many of you there,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E- News - Monday, January 23, 2006 - SPECIAL NOTICE

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Dean of the Faculty Finalists Visit Campus
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View this announcement online:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020106candidates.htm

View schedule of community interviews:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/020106interviews.htm

Good people:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Search Committee for a
new Dean of the Faculty has unanimously selected two finalists for the
position. The candidates will each be on campus for separate intensive
interviews during the first two weeks of February.

------------------------------
Who are the candidates?
------------------------------
Since both candidates are currently employed in other theological
schools, we will not be revealing the names of the candidates in public
communications. Their curricula vitae and other supporting material are
available as of Monday, January 23rd (for ANTS trustees, faculty, alums,
staff, students and all persons holding an ANTS ID) at the Trask
Library, the Dean of the Faculty's office, the Secretary to the
Faculty's office, and the President's office. With the exception of the
faculty, this material may only be read and notes taken; no copies may
be made or mailed.

What we can say is that the two candidates are accomplished New
Testament scholars, one UCC and the other American Baptist. They were
chosen by the search committee after receiving close to 50 nominations
from across the US and 3 foreign countries. Nearly 30 CVs were received,
representing a wide diversity of gender, race, religious tradition and
geography. Nine semi-finalists were interviewed by the committee. The
two finalists stood out for their exciting visions for theological
education, their substantial scholarship, and their practical experience
in the areas that are essential to Andover Newton at this point in our
history.

------------------------------
What's the process?
------------------------------
A full schedule of events will be published shortly, but in general the
process will be as follows:

On February 1-2 the first candidate will be on campus and a full series
of interview/discussion opportunities will be available for faculty,
staff, students and the wider ANTS community.

On February 8-9 the second candidate will be on campus for an identical
set of opportunities.

At each session feedback forms will be provided to the attendees. This
material will serve to amplify the results of a key faculty vote
following the interviews and then all the results will be reviewed by
the Search Committee.

The Committee will make its recommendation to the President who, in
turn, will make his formal nomination to the Board of Trustees on
February 22nd.

Soon thereafter it is hoped we will be announcing the appointment of a
new Dean, although that person will probably not assume the
responsibilities until July 1 at the earliest.

--------------------------------
Make the most of this opportunity
--------------------------------
The selection of a new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of
the Faculty is one of the most important positions in the life of our
institution. This person will exercise great influence over our faculty,
curriculum and the overall strategic direction of the school. For these
reasons we hope you will all prioritize your participation in the
available sessions and provide thoughtful feedback.

----------------------------
A word of thanks
----------------------------
Over the past year the members of the search committee put in countless
volunteer hours of work building a job description (with important
leadership from the faculty), pro-actively seeking nominations,
reviewing resumes, contacting references, conducting interviews and
thoughtfully debating the merits of the candidates.

Serving on the committee were: Mark Burrows, Brita Gill-Austern, Ben
Valentin, Dorothy Williams, Tom McKibbens, Karen Brockney, and Mia
Douglas. Their work was ably facilitated through the remarkable
administrative leadership of Dr. George Sinclair, supported by Stephanie
Haskins and Rose Costas.

It is worthy of note that every major decision of the Search Committee
was a unanimous vote! This is a testament to their collective dedication
to the process.

While we are at it, we should to offer a hearty salute to Bob Pazmino,
our Interim Dean of the Faculty. Bob has done an outstanding job in a
difficult situation and his contribution to the school has been of
enormous value.

On behalf of the school I want to thank all these fantastic folks.
Their dedicated service is inspiring.

Onward!

Nick Carter

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Friday, January 20, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 20, 2006

In this message
- Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7
- Space to Practice Music
- M.Div. Students Graduating in May, 2006: Marketh Thine Calendars
- Spring Courses Closed
- Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidates - February 1 and 8
- Blackboard Tip: Editing Your "My Courses" List
- Jobs Board

---------------------------------------------
Worlds Apart - Common Ground: January 23 - April 7
---------------------------------------------
An art exhibit by artists

Marilyn K Feinberg
www.mkfeinart.com

and

Jeffrey M. Fine
www.JeffreyFineArt.com

An exhibit running from
January 23, 2006 to April 7, 2006

The Meetinghouse Gallery
Mon. - Fri. 9 - 6

Information, contact Judy Medeiros at (617) 964-1100 ext. 228

Thursday, March 2
Artists' Reception: 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Remarks: 5:30 PM
Professor Mark Burrows

-------------------------------------------------
Space to Practice Music
-------------------------------------------------
I know that many of you play instruments, and have had trouble finding
a space to practice. Judy Medeiros has graciously offered the Meeting
House for this purpose. If you would like to take advantage of this
offer please contact Judy at jmedeiros@ants.edu.

Nancy

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

----------------------------------------------------------------
M.Div. Students Graduating in May, 2006: Marketh Thine Calendars
----------------------------------------------------------------
The Koinonia Preaching Festival will take place during chapel on April
5. The Festival preliminaries will take place on Thursday, March 23. A
sign-up sheet and Festival guidelines will be posted on the Church &
Ministry bulletin board on the first floor of Worcester Hall on March 9.
Celebrate your preaching gifts by sharing them with the community!
Please contact Sarah Drummond, sdrummond@ants.edu, with questions.

-------------------------------
Spring Courses Closed
-------------------------------
The following Spring 2006 courses are closed:

CMPR 625 Holistic Preaching

PSYF/TMPL 722/822 Care of the Poor

CMPR/WOTA 630 Jazz of Preaching

ETHI780/880 With Head and Heart: The Life and Writings of
Howard Thurman

CONG 734 Congregational Life

INTE 601/801 Justice Matters

HIST 508 Foundations in the History

OLDT672 Binding of Isaac

EL CHRS 720 Life as Pilgrimage

-----------------------------------------------
Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidates - February 1 and 8
-----------------------------------------------
February 1 and February 8

ANTS is in the final stretch of the search for the Vice President For
Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Two candidates will be
brought to campus early in February; candidate no. 1 will be here Feb.
1-2 and candidate no. 2 will be on campus Feb. 8-9 (their names will be
released later this month by Pres. Carter).

Student interview opportunities:

February 1 for Candidate #1 and Feb. 8 for candidate # 2

11:00 am. - 12 noon: This is especially set aside for students and on
Feb. 1 Mia Douglas, student representative to the search committee, will
host the group. She cannot be present on Feb 8. so Karen Brockney will
host the group on that day. Karen is the staff rep. on the committee and
is a grad of ANTS. This session will be held in Upper Noyes.

The search committee understands that no single time will be possible
for all students so in addition to the above time which is specially
designated for students you are also welcome to come to either or both
of the other semi-public events. These are:

2:30 - 3:30 pm: While Staff and Alums will be invited to this session
it is also open to any who cannot make other sessions, so students are
most welcome to attend. It will be convened by Karen Brockney on both
Feb. 1 and 8 and will meet in the Peck Lounge.

3:45-4:45 pm: This session is designated for Trustees and the
Community so is also open to student attendance. On Feb. 1 it will be
hosted by Dorothy Williams, a member of the committee and on the 8th by
Tom McKibbens also a member of the committee. It will be in the Berkeley
Room. For this session the format is as follows; about 15 minutes for
informal conversation, a 20 minute presenation by the candidate on the
theme, "My understanding of the Role of the Dean of the Faculy here at
ANTS," and the rest of the tiome for questions.

As you know, the Dean of the Faculty will play a major role in the
future direction of ANTS so I hope many of you will mark these dates and
times on your calendars and plan to meet the candidates. Your feedback
is important!

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------------------------------------
Blackboard Tip: Editing Your "My Courses" List
-------------------------------------------------------
Do you want to clean up your My Courses list to remove links to
previously completed courses?

Our policy is to make all Blackboard courses available for one full
year. However, you can hide the display of course links in your My
Courses list.

To hide a course:

1. Click the pencil icon at the top right of the My Courses section.

2. Remove the check from the Show checkbox next to the course link you
want to hide.

3. Click Submit.

Conversely, to display a course link:

1. Click the pencil icon at the top right of the My Courses section.

2. Check from the Show checkbox next to the course link you want to
display.

3. Click Submit.

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New Jobs on the Web Site
-------------------------------------------
Visit the Jobs Board on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/blogs/jobs/index.html

New job opportunities were posted this week.

There is a link to the Jobs Board from the ANTS Home page under Student
Quick Links in the right column.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Thursday, January 19, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, January 19, 2006

In this message
- Multicultural Festival - Feb. 3
- Student Assistant - Jobs Board
- Field Education

--------------------------------
Multicultural Festival - Feb. 3
--------------------------------
Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

You are invited to a celebration of the diversity of cultures that is
ANTS! You are further invited to bring something to share that
represents who you are and where you come from.

When? Friday, February 3, 6:00 p.m.
Where? Peck Room

This event is being hosted by the Dean of Students Office and the
International Students on campus. We hope you will bring music, poetry,
art, food or anything else to share that says something about who you
are and where you're from! Please let me know if you plan to
perform/read something so that I can put you on the program.

We will have a variety of food from different cultures, both what you
might bring to share and food that is purchased. So come and learn
about the cultures we all represent, share something with your
community, and enjoy a meal together. I will be extending a special
invitation to the 38 new students who are joining the ANTS community
this spring, so please be prepared to welcome new colleagues.

I hope to see many of you there,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

------------------------------------
Student Assistant - Jobs Board
------------------------------------
The Dept. for the Academic Dean is in need of a student assistant 8-10
hours/ week. Applicant must be highly organized, dependable, with strong
administrative skills and familiar with Windows XP, Word, and
preferably, Excel. Applicant must also be comfortable with
communication, answering phones, and possess a welcoming presence.
Seeking someone who can make a long term, as opposed to a one semester
commitment. Interested persons may contact Judy Medeiros in Worcester
105 or extension 228.

This job and other job openings are posted regularly to the Jobs Board
on the ANTS Web site. Please check the Jobs Board for other recent
postings.

Visit the Jobs Board on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/blogs/jobs/index.html

There is a link to the Jobs Board from the ANTS Home page under Student
Quick Links in the right column.

-------------------------------
Field Education
-------------------------------
Students seeking Field Education in 2006-2007 are reminded that the
first step is to set-up an appointment to speak with either Field
Education Director, Sarah Drummond or Associate in Field
Education,Kathy Windsor.

Student Profiles must be completed before the meeting. The forms are
available outside the Church & Ministry Office in W105.

Please contact Sarah, sdrummond@ants.edu, x230- and Kathy,
kwindsor@ants.edu, X236 directly through email or voicemail.

Sites will be posted on the ANTS website by the end of February, but
students must have had this meeting before beginning the interview
process.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, June 18, 2006

NEW
- Episcopal Worship Starting Soon - Thursday, Feb. 2
- Trees on Herrick Road
- Spring Courses Closed
- Student Assistant - Jobs Board

REVIEW
- Student Association Vice President Needed
- Student Association Chair of Student Life Needed
- Security Alert

--------------------------------
Episcopal Worship Starting Soon - Thursday, Feb. 2
---------------------------------
1:00 p.m. in the Chapel

Fellow students, faculty and staff,

I am pleased to share the news that we will have the opportunity to
participate in Episcopal worship services on campus this semester.

The Rev. Robert Windsor, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Needham
has generously agreed to preside at a celebration of the Holy Eucharist
on four Thursdays this semester: February 2nd, March 9th, April 6th,
and May 4th at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel.

Please keep in mind that this worship opportunity is an invitation to
EVERYONE, not just Episcopalians.

I hope you all will consider joining us for our first service on
Thursday, February 2nd.

Blessings,
Janice Ford
Jr./M.Div.
Postulant for Holy Orders
Episcopal Diocese of Western MA

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Trees on Herrick Road
-------------------------------------------
Hi Everyone,

Some of you may be wondering why some trees have been cut down on
Herrick Road. We were fortunate enough to have one of the local
neighbors donate enough money for us to bring in an arborist to evaluate
and put together a plan for all the trees going down the hill. A big
thank you goes to President Carter for obtaining this funding. The plan
called for fertilizing all the trees (and this was completed around
Thanksgiving), and for pruning all dead wood, adding cables where
necessary. As a result of this evaluation two trees were identified in
the plan to be cut down due to disease. Those 2 were cut down on Monday.
You may recall that there was also a tree right next to those 2 that
actually came down during the Dec. 9th snow storm and fell across
Herrick Road. So the remaining part of that tree was removed as well.

The arborist is also putting together a plan that identifies and maps
necessary tree maintenance for all of our trees so that we will lose
fewer trees in the future. We hope these efforts enable us to maintain
the beautiful feel of the campus far into the future.

Nancy
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------------
Spring Courses Closed
-------------------------------
The following Spring 2006 courses are closed:

CMPR 625 Holistic Preaching

PSYF/TMPL 722/822 Care of the Poor

CMPR/WOTA 630 Jazz of Preaching

ETHI780/880 With Head and Heart: The Life and Writings of Howard
Thurman

CONG 734 Congregational Life

INTE 601/801 Justice Matters

HIST 508 Foundations in the History

OLDT672 Binding of Isaac

------------------------------------
Student Assistant - Jobs Board
------------------------------------
The Dept. for the Academic Dean is in need of a student assistant 8-10
hours/ week. Applicant must be highly organized, dependable, with strong
administrative skills and familiar with Windows XP, Word, and
preferably, Excel. Applicant must also be comfortable with
communication, answering phones, and possess a welcoming presence.
Seeking someone who can make a long term, as opposed to a one semester
commitment. Interested persons may contact Judy Medeiros in Worcester
105 or extension 228.

This job and other job openings are posted regularly to the Jobs Board
on the ANTS Web site. Please check the Jobs Board for other recent
postings.

Visit the Jobs Board on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/blogs/jobs/index.html

There is a link to the Jobs Board from the ANTS Home page under Student
Quick Links in the right column.

-------------------------------------------
Student Association Vice President Needed
-------------------------------------------
The Student Association will be receiving applications for the position
of SA Vice President from now until January 20th. Candidates will be
voted on at the first SA meeting of the Spring Semester, scheduled for
Tuesday, January 31st at Noon in Upper Noyes Hall.

The Vice President's Duties are as follows (as found in the SA
Constitution - Article 5.1.b):

--If the President should fail to complete his/her term, the Vice
President will become the acting President until the next annual
election.

--In the absence of the President, the Vice President will chair
scheduled meetings of the SA and/or SA Executive Board.

--The Vice President will post via Student E-News and flyers notice of
regularly scheduled, special and town hall meetings a minimum of one
week in advance.

--The Vice President will also oversee the fellowship groups by
maintaining a list of active fellowship groups and their respective
chairpersons.

--The Vice President will gather and maintain year-end reports from
each fellowship group plus a table/report of monies spent by each
fellowship group from the Treasurer.

--The Vice President will serve at least one (1) hour per week of
scheduled office hours during the regular academic year.

--The Vice President is responsible for organizing and supervising the
annual election process unless he/she is a candidate in the elections.
In which case, a designated chairperson will be appointed by the
President.

Students interested in applying for the position of SA Vice President
should send and email to saexec@yahoogroups.com with the following
information in it:

--A statement of intent to run for Vice President
--A brief outline of qualifications
--A brief statement on how you plan to fulfill the duties outlined in
the constitution
This email is to be submitted no later than Friday, January 20, 2006.
All applications received will be presented to the Student Association
at the January 31st meeting for a vote. Candidates are encouraged to
attend the meeting to answer any questions that arise.

Any questions may be sent to saexec@yahoogroups.com.
Happy New Year,
Your Student Association Leadership
Lella Baker, President
Jeff Lukens, Treasurer
Christina Findlay, Secretary

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Student Association Chair of Student Life Needed
------------------------------------------
The Student Association will be receiving applications for the position
of Chair of Student Life from now until January 20th. Candidates will be
voted on at the first SA meeting of the Spring Semester, scheduled for
Tuesday, January 31st at Noon in Upper Noyes Hall.

The Chair of Student Life's Duties are as follows (as found in the SA
Constitution - Article 5.2.b):

--Elected to a one (1) year term at the annual general elections.
--Will chair the committee overseeing student life events on campus.
--The chairperson or appointed committee member shall attend all
regularly convened SA meetings.

Traditionally, the Chair of Student Life has coordinated such events as
the end of year cookout, holiday dinner, fall and spring social
gatherings as well as items such as game night, movie night(s) and
potlucks.

Positions on the Student Association Leadership team are not limited to
MDiv candidates. We welcome applications from all students.


Students interested in applying for the position of Chair of Student
Life should send and email to saexec@yahoogroups.com with the following
information in it:

--A statement of intent to run for Chair of Student Life
--A brief outline of qualifications
--A brief statement on how you plan to fulfill the duties outlined in
the constitution

This email is to be submitted no later than Friday, January 20, 2006.
All applications received will be presented to the Student Association
at the January 31st meeting for a vote. Candidates are encouraged to
attend the meeting to answer any questions that arise.

Questions may be sent to saexec@yahoogroups.com.

Happy New Year,
Your Student Association Leadership
Lella Baker, President
Jeff Lukens, Treasurer
Christina Findlay, Secretary

-------------------------------
Security Alert
-------------------------------
Over the weekend a man approached a group in the Meeting House and
demanded $20 from them. He said he would not leave until they gave him
the money. The group finally gave him the $20 and he left.
Unfortunately the group did not call the police. We are encouraging
them to do that now, in case this man has done similar things in the
area. I wanted you all to be aware of this incident. Remember, if you
ever feel threatened by anyone on the campus please call 911 so that the
Newton Police Department can respond immediately. We want you to be
safe.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, January 17, 2006

In this message
- Student-Led Worship - TONIGHT
- Security Alert
- LOST!
- BTI Newsletter Available Online - January 17
- Spring Courses Closed
- Men's Fellowship - January 30
- Sacred Circle Dance - January 30
- Reiki Training - January 27-28, 2006
- Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match - Fec. 2, 2006
- Information for Canadian Students in the United States about Canada's
Election, January 23rd

---------------------------------
Student-Led Worship - TONIGHT
---------------------------------
An informal worship will be held tonight at 8:00 p.m. in Sturtevant.
Amanda Ladegard and Jason Bachand will facilitate singing, prayer, and
open discussion. All are welcome!

-------------------------------
Security Alert
-------------------------------
Over the weekend a man approached a group in the Meeting House and
demanded $20 from them. He said he would not leave until they gave him
the money. The group finally gave him the $20 and he left.
Unfortunately the group did not call the police. We are encouraging
them to do that now, in case this man has done similar things in the
area. I wanted you all to be aware of this incident. Remember, if you
ever feel threatened by anyone on the campus please call 911 so that the
Newton Police Department can respond immediately. We want you to be
safe.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

--------------------------------
LOST!
--------------------------------
LOST! I'm looking for a silver Lexar jumpdrive that I left in the
computer lab last week. If you've seen it please let me know at
dromberger@ants.edu or 717-471-3937. THANKS!

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BTI Newsletter Available Online - January 17
-------------------------------
The January 17, 2006 issue of the BTI Newsletter and back issues are
available on-line at
http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/weekly_newsletter.htm

-------------------------------
Spring Courses Closed
-------------------------------
The following Spring 2006 courses are closed:

CMPR 625 Holistic Preaching

PSYF/TMPL 722/822 Care of the Poor

CMPR/WOTA 630 Jazz of Preaching

ETHI780/880 With Head and Heart: The Life and Writings of Howard
Thurman

CONG 734 Congregational Life

INTE 601/801 Justice Matters

HIST 508 Foundations in the History

--------------------------------
Men's Fellowship - January 30
--------------------------------
Starting January 30 - end of Spring Semester
Mondays 1pm
Berkeley Room

The Men's Fellowship celebrates a weekly meeting for the men of the
ANTS community to discuss the social, religious and pressing issues of a
given day or week.

Our Meetings are open to all Men who live, work and/or study at Andover
Newton Theological School

Our Events are welcome to ALL who are part of the community of ANTS

Contact: Carl Borden
Email: CBorden@ants.edu

--------------------------------
Sacred Circle Dance - January 30
--------------------------------
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
In the Meetinghouse

Fun and easy circle dances from around the world. No partners
necessary. Patiently and cheerfully taught. All are invited to
participate.

--------------------------------------------------
Reiki Training - January 27-28, 2006
--------------------------------------------------
Sometimes we need to minister in other ways then words.

Reiki teaches us the divine power that is touch

If you are looking to express your ministry in a different way, come to
our Reiki I training, January 27-28, 2006. For a registration form,
contact Darrick Jackson at djackson@ants.edu, 617-964-1100x289, or stop
by the admissions office in Dabney Hall. The training is $150 and there
are scholarships available.

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Meeting with Search Committees: Discerning a Match - Fec. 2, 2006
------------------------------------------------------------
February 2, 2006 (Feb 21, 2006 snow date)
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

-Spiritual Discernment and the Search Process

-Casing a Church

-Interviewing Skills: How to Answer and What to Ask

Leaders: Area Ministers of the Massachusetts Conference, UCC

More information and registration info:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2005/111705macucc.htm

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Information for Canadian Students in the United States about Canada's
Election, January 23rd
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear Canadian Students in the United States,

As you probably know, Canadians will vote in the 39th general election
on January 23, 2006. I hope you will participate in the electoral
process and cast your vote. In this election, as is in all elections,
your vote counts!

For information on the Canadian election and information on how you can
watch the election coverage on January 23rd, I invite you to visit
www.Connect2Canada.com.

Canadians in several cities across the United States are getting
together to watch election returns come in on January 23. If you will
be in or near Washington D.C., Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia,
Raleigh-Durham or San Francisco, visit www.Connect2Canada.com to see
further event details or RSVP for one of these events.

The Canadian-owned Elephant & Castle restaurant and pub will be showing
election results on their screens that night. The Elephant & Castle has
locations across the US, including locations in Chicago, Boston, Cherry
Hill (NJ), San Diego, Seattle, as well as locations just outside
Pittsburgh and Harrisburg (PA). For a full list visit the Elephant &
Castle site (http://www.elephantcastle.com/locations.html).

If you can't be near any of these locations, C-SPAN has confirmed to
us that they will be broadcasting results beginning at 9:30 pm EST on
either C-Span 1 or 2. Connect2Canada.com has links to election
coverage delivered by the major media, if you want to watch the election
on the web. If you are organizing an election night event and would
like us to highlight it on our website for other Canadians, let us know
at Connect2Canada@CanadianEmbassy.org

In the longer term, we hope you will find Connect2Canada.com a useful
resource. I encourage you to visit the site, sign up for information
alerts, and become part of the network of Canadians living in the U.S.

Best wishes with your studies in 2006!

Frank McKenna
Ambassador of Canada to the United States

Connect2Canada, an initiative of the Canadian Embassy in Washington,
DC, is a virtual network of people who share a Canadian bond. It's a way
to exchange news and ideas and find out what is happening in the U.S.
related to Canada.

To learn more, visit: http://www.connect2canada.com/survey/

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Friday, January 13, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 13, 2006 - EVENT BOARD


----------------------------------------------------------
Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice - March 10-13,
2006
-----------------------------------------------------------
- in Washington DC, March 10-13, featuring progressive lobbying
opportunities and a conference with EJ Dionne, Dr. Michael Kinnamon,
and others.

This is a great way to network within the religious social justice
community over 850 people attend! This is also a terrific opportunity
to link seminary students to progressive faith-based public policy work
in DC.

There is some money for seminarian scholarships available on a first
come first served basis. This is the type of event that would cost less
and be more fun if you traveled in a group (sharing travel expenses,
and room costs).

For more information, contact Alex Kern at Andover Newton,
akern@ants.edu or
Sara Critchfield
Associate for Communications and Young Adult Development
United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries
Associate for International Policy and Young Adult Advocacy
Disciples Center for Public Witness
100 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330
Washington, DC 20002
202-543-1517
Email: critchfs@ucc.org
Website: www.advo

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 13, 2006

In this message
- Reiki Training - January 27-28, 2006
- Bookstore - Martin Luther King Holiday Schedule
- Offices and Library CLOSED on Monday, January 16
- New Jobs on the Web Site
- URGENT: Order Semester MBTA Passes Now!

--------------------------------------------------
Reiki Training - January 27-28, 2006
--------------------------------------------------
Sometimes we need to minister in other ways then words.

Reiki teaches us the divine power that is touch

If you are looking to express your ministry in a different way, come to
our Reiki I training, January 27-28, 2006. For a registration form,
contact Darrick Jackson at djackson@ants.edu, 617-964-1100x289, or stop
by the admissions office in Dabney Hall. The training is $150 and there
are scholarships available.

--------------------------------------
Bookstore - Martin Luther King Holiday Schedule
--------------------------------------
The Andover Newton Bookstore will be closed Monday, January 16 in
observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Hours for the remainder of January:
10-6 pm, Monday-Thursday
10-4 pm, Friday
closed Saturdays

Textbooks are arriving daily. Many will be here the week of January
17. You may have books shipped to you or held for you by providing a
credit card # .

Email is the most effective way to contact the bookstore. We will
respond promptly to your order, shipping books the same day. Most folks
receive their orders the following day.

Happy New Year!

--------------------------------------
Offices and Library CLOSED on Monday, January 16
--------------------------------------
The offices and Trask Library will be closed on Monday, January 16, in
observance of Martin Luther King Day.

-------------------------------------------
New Jobs on the Web Site
-------------------------------------------
Visit the Jobs Board on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/blogs/jobs/index.html

New job opportunities were posted this week.

There is a link to the Jobs Board from the ANTS Home page under Student
Quick Links in the right column.

--------------------------------------------------
URGENT: Order Semester MBTA Passes Now!
--------------------------------------------------
Dear Students,

For some reason the MBTA failed to send us our usual MBTA semester
monthly pass forms, which Nayda usually includes in your registration
packets. The SPRING Semester Pass package order deadline was 1/5/06,
but because of their oversight they're giving us through the weekend to
get an order to them. The Spring Semester package includes 4 monthly
passes (Feb-May), which you pay for up front. Prices for various passes
are below (this represents an 11% discount off the regular monthly pass
price).

Please email me BEFORE TUESDAY if you are interested in a pass and
tell me what kind of pass you'd like (no later than Monday night). I
will fax an order to the T 1st thing next week. If you like, you can
drop a check off to me. Otherwise the amount will be added to your term
bill. I'll put T-Pass forms in the box on my door if you want to fill
one out and then slide it under my door with a check. Otherwise you can
email me with the type of pass you'd like and we'll bill you. Remember,
offices will be closed on Monday for the holiday, so you will not be
able to access my office on Monday.

Pass Type and cost for 4 Months
BOAT $704.88
BUS $110.36
COMBO $252.76
COMBO + $281.24
SUBWAY $156.64
ZONE1 $377.36
ZONE2 $420.08
ZONE3 $455.68
ZONE4 $530.44
ZONE5 $605.20
ZONE6 $644.36
ZONE7 $679.96
ZONE8 $704.88

Thanks,

Nancy
nnienhuis@ants.edu

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Thursday, January 12, 2006

ANTS Student E- News - Thursday, Janaury 12, 2006 - One More Item

*-----------------------------------------------------------
Unhanging of the Greens
*-----------------------------------------------------------
Hi Everyone,

I write to invite you to join me at noon tomorrow--Friday, to unhang the Christmas greens. We'll be taking wreaths, etc., down. It is supposed to be beautiful so this will be a good excuse to spend some time outside. Special thanks to all those who braved the bitter cold in December to hang the greens. This job should be much easier, or at least warmer. I welcome anyone who can stop by and help.

Have a good evening,

Nancy
Dean of Students and Community Life

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, January 12, 2006

In this message
- Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidates - February 1 and 8
- New England Women Ministers Association - Winter Luncheon and Forum -
Jan. 19
- The Public Square on the Hill Presentations: Feb 15, march 8 and
March 29
- Karen Brockney Makes a Move
- Funny Book is Here!
- Housing Policy/Fuller Rooms/Counseling
- URGENT: Order Semester MBTA Passes Now!
- Student Association Vice President Needed
- Student Association Chair of Student Life Needed
- Bookstore - Martin Luther King Holiday Schedule
- Offices and Library CLOSED on Monday, January 16

-----------------------------------------------
Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidates - February 1 and 8
-----------------------------------------------
February 1 and February 8

ANTS is in the final stretch of the search for the Vice President For
Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Two candidates will be
brought to campus early in February; candidate no. 1 will be here Feb.
1-2 and candidate no. 2 will be on campus Feb. 8-9 (their names will be
released later this month by Pres. Carter).

Student interview opportunities:

February 1 for Candidate #1 and Feb. 8 for candidate # 2

11:00 am. - 12 noon: This is especially set aside for students and on
Feb. 1 Mia Douglas, student representative to the search committee, will
host the group. She cannot be present on Feb 8. so Karen Brockney will
host the group on that day. Karen is the staff rep. on the committee and
is a grad of ANTS. This session will be held in Upper Noyes.

The search committee understands that no single time will be possible
for all students so in addition to the above time which is specially
designated for students you are also welcome to come to either or both
of the other semi-public events. These are:

2:30 - 3:30 pm: While Staff and Alums will be invited to this session
it is also open to any who cannot make other sessions, so students are
most welcome to attend. It will be convened by Karen Brockney on both
Feb. 1 and 8 and will meet in the Peck Lounge.

3:45-4:45 pm: This session is designated for Trustees and the
Community so is also open to student attendance. On Feb. 1 it will be
hosted by Dorothy Williams, a member of the committee and on the 8th by
Tom McKibbens also a member of the committee. It will be in the Berkeley
Room. For this session the format is as follows; about 15 minutes for
informal conversation, a 20 minute presenation by the candidate on the
theme, "My understanding of the Role of the Dean of the Faculy here at
ANTS," and the rest of the tiome for questions.

As you know, the Dean of the Faculty will play a major role in the
future direction of ANTS so I hope many of you will mark these dates and
times on your calendars and plan to meet the candidates. Your feedback
is important!

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------------------------
New England Women Ministers Association - Winter Luncheon and Forum -
Jan. 19
-------------------------------------------
Winter Luncheon and Forum
January 19, 2006
10 am - 2 pm
Peck Room at Andover Newton Theological School

Panel Discussion with Rev. Dr. Nancy S. Taylor and Rabbi Toba Spitzer.
Fear Not! Hope in a Time of Plague. What parallels may be drawn
between the time of plague in the Middle Ages and our current culture of
fear?

Forum and Luncheon $25.00
5.00 for students

Sponsored by the New England Women Ministers Association

Contact: Rev. Liz Magill
E-mail: liz@significant.com
Phone: 508-450-0431

--------------------------------------------------
The Public Square on the Hill Presentations: Feb 15, march 8 and March
29
--------------------------------------------------
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
In the Peck Room

The Theology, Ministry, and Public Life Program at Andover Newton
Theological School Presents

"The Public Square On The Hill: Brief Evening Presentations On The
American Public and Its Problems."

February 15th will feature a brief presentation on Economic Inequality
and Poverty in the U.S. by Prof. Benjamin Valentin. Followed by
presentations on Sexism by Dr. Nancy Neinhaus on March 8, and on Racism
and Race Relations on March 29th by Andover Newton's Committee On Racism
and Dr. Kirk Jones.

Each of the forums/presentations will be held on these dates from
6:30pm to 8pm at The Peck Room.

The brief presentations are open to all and at no cost. Beverages and
snacks will be made available, free of charge. All are invited to
attend.

-------------------------------------------------
Karen Brockney Makes a Move
-------------------------------------------------
Good people:

I'm pleased to announce that Karen Brockney will have a new
administrative home and a slightly different title, effective
immediately.

Karen, whose new title is Director of E Communications, will leave the
Institutional Advancement Team and report directly to the President.
This move is reflective of a shift in strategy based on the newly
adopted strategic plan and anticipates the eventual development of a
full Office of Communications under the Office of the President.

Karen's work will remain essentially the same, although under these new
arrangements more of her time will be devoted to the web, E
communications and E learning. Her involvement in PR, photography and
print communications will be reduced.

N.

---------------------------------------------
Funny Book is Here!
----------------------------------------------
Please come by the Registrar's Office to pick one up.

----------------------------------------------
Housing Policy/Fuller Rooms/Counseling
----------------------------------------------
Hi Everyone,

Welcome back from break. I have 3 announcements for you. First, going
forward we will be allowing 2 unrelated people to share a single
bedroom apartment in Fuller Hall. We think that the way they are
configured makes this very workable (two rooms, each with a bathroom and
door to the hallway, connected to a mutual kitchen).

We have a few of these that are close to being available. You can find
more information about Fuller, including photographs of the apartments
at: http://www.ants.edu//student/housing/fuller.htm
If you are interested, please contact Pilar Rodriguez, Housing
Coordinator. Rent for these apartments is $845/month.

Second, I am about to begin a review of the housing policy. If you are
interested in helping me do this please let me know.

Finally, a reminder that I'm looking for people who are willing to send
me a confidential email about their experiences with the New England
Pastoral Institute, or NEPI as it is known. Your input is appreciated.

Hope your January is off to a good start!

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

--------------------------------------------------
URGENT: Order Semester MBTA Passes Now!
--------------------------------------------------
Dear Students,

For some reason the MBTA failed to send us our usual MBTA semester
monthly pass forms, which Nayda usually includes in your registration
packets. The SPRING Semester Pass package order deadline was 1/5/06,
but because of their oversight they're giving us through the weekend to
get an order to them. The Spring Semester package includes 4 monthly
passes (Feb-May), which you pay for up front. Prices for various passes
are below (this represents an 11% discount off the regular monthly pass
price).

Please email me BEFORE TUESDAY if you are interested in a pass and
tell me what kind of pass you'd like (no later than Monday night). I
will fax an order to the T 1st thing next week. If you like, you can
drop a check off to me. Otherwise the amount will be added to your term
bill. I'll put T-Pass forms in the box on my door if you want to fill
one out and then slide it under my door with a check. Otherwise you can
email me with the type of pass you'd like and we'll bill you. Remember,
offices will be closed on Monday for the holiday, so you will not be
able to access my office on Monday.

Pass Type and cost for 4 Months
BOAT $704.88
BUS $110.36
COMBO $252.76
COMBO + $281.24
SUBWAY $156.64
ZONE1 $377.36
ZONE2 $420.08
ZONE3 $455.68
ZONE4 $530.44
ZONE5 $605.20
ZONE6 $644.36
ZONE7 $679.96
ZONE8 $704.88

Thanks,

Nancy
nnienhuis@ants.edu

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------------------------
Student Association Vice President Needed
-------------------------------------------
The Student Association will be receiving applications for the position
of SA Vice President from now until January 20th. Candidates will be
voted on at the first SA meeting of the Spring Semester, scheduled for
Tuesday, January 31st at Noon in Upper Noyes Hall.

The Vice President's Duties are as follows (as found in the SA
Constitution - Article 5.1.b):

--If the President should fail to complete his/her term, the Vice
President will become the acting President until the next annual
election.

--In the absence of the President, the Vice President will chair
scheduled meetings of the SA and/or SA Executive Board.

--The Vice President will post via Student E-News and flyers notice of
regularly scheduled, special and town hall meetings a minimum of one
week in advance.

--The Vice President will also oversee the fellowship groups by
maintaining a list of active fellowship groups and their respective
chairpersons.

--The Vice President will gather and maintain year-end reports from
each fellowship group plus a table/report of monies spent by each
fellowship group from the Treasurer.

--The Vice President will serve at least one (1) hour per week of
scheduled office hours during the regular academic year.

--The Vice President is responsible for organizing and supervising the
annual election process unless he/she is a candidate in the elections.
In which case, a designated chairperson will be appointed by the
President.

Students interested in applying for the position of SA Vice President
should send and email to saexec@yahoogroups.com with the following
information in it:

--A statement of intent to run for Vice President
--A brief outline of qualifications
--A brief statement on how you plan to fulfill the duties outlined in
the constitution
This email is to be submitted no later than Friday, January 20, 2006.
All applications received will be presented to the Student Association
at the January 31st meeting for a vote. Candidates are encouraged to
attend the meeting to answer any questions that arise.

Any questions may be sent to saexec@yahoogroups.com.
Happy New Year,
Your Student Association Leadership
Lella Baker, President
Jeff Lukens, Treasurer
Christina Findlay, Secretary

------------------------------------------
Student Association Chair of Student Life Needed
------------------------------------------
The Student Association will be receiving applications for the position
of Chair of Student Life from now until January 20th. Candidates will be
voted on at the first SA meeting of the Spring Semester, scheduled for
Tuesday, January 31st at Noon in Upper Noyes Hall.

The Chair of Student Life's Duties are as follows (as found in the SA
Constitution - Article 5.2.b):

--Elected to a one (1) year term at the annual general elections.
--Will chair the committee overseeing student life events on campus.
--The chairperson or appointed committee member shall attend all
regularly convened SA meetings.

Traditionally, the Chair of Student Life has coordinated such events as
the end of year cookout, holiday dinner, fall and spring social
gatherings as well as items such as game night, movie night(s) and
potlucks.

Positions on the Student Association Leadership team are not limited to
MDiv candidates. We welcome applications from all students.


Students interested in applying for the position of Chair of Student
Life should send and email to saexec@yahoogroups.com with the following
information in it:

--A statement of intent to run for Chair of Student Life
--A brief outline of qualifications
--A brief statement on how you plan to fulfill the duties outlined in
the constitution

This email is to be submitted no later than Friday, January 20, 2006.
All applications received will be presented to the Student Association
at the January 31st meeting for a vote. Candidates are encouraged to
attend the meeting to answer any questions that arise.

Questions may be sent to saexec@yahoogroups.com.

Happy New Year,
Your Student Association Leadership
Lella Baker, President
Jeff Lukens, Treasurer
Christina Findlay, Secretary

--------------------------------------
Bookstore - Martin Luther King Holiday Schedule
--------------------------------------
The Andover Newton Bookstore will be closed Monday, January 16 in
observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Hours for the remainder of January:
10-6 pm, Monday-Thursday
10-4 pm, Friday
closed Saturdays

Textbooks are arriving daily. Many will be here the week of January
17. You may have books shipped to you or held for you by providing a
credit card # .

Email is the most effective way to contact the bookstore. We will
respond promptly to your order, shipping books the same day. Most folks
receive their orders the following day.

Happy New Year!

--------------------------------------
Offices and Library CLOSED on Monday, January 16
--------------------------------------
The offices and Trask Library will be closed on Monday, January 16, in
observance of Martin Luther King Day.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, January 10, 2006

In this message
- Funny Book is Here!
- Housing Policy/Fuller Rooms/Counseling
- URGENT: Order Semester MBTA Passes Now!
- Student Association Vice President Needed
- Student Association Chair of Student Life Needed

---------------------------------------------
Funny Book is Here!
----------------------------------------------
Hi Everyone,

If I had more time I'd tell you about the unbelievable difficulties
we've had getting the Funny Book produced this year. Let me just say
that at the final stage when all the files were ready and a local Kinkos
was ready to produce the book for us, the manager called us to tell us
that for the first time in its history the store's computer crashed and
they lost every file from customers, including ours! This is
representative of the road we've taken to get to this point--it has been
immensely frustrating.

I want to commend Pilar Rodriguez for the tremendous amount of time and
energy she's had to pour into this project. Most people probably would
have pulled their hair out and run off screaming by this point! But it
is FINALLY done.

I've put copies in staff and faculty boxes in Worcester. For everyone
else, please come by the Registrar's Office to pick one up.

Have a good afternoon,

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

----------------------------------------------
Housing Policy/Fuller Rooms/Counseling
----------------------------------------------
Hi Everyone,

Welcome back from break. I have 3 announcements for you. First, going
forward we will be allowing 2 unrelated people to share a single
bedroom apartment in Fuller Hall. We think that the way they are
configured makes this very workable (two rooms, each with a bathroom and
door to the hallway, connected to a mutual kitchen).

We have a few of these that are close to being available. You can find
more information about Fuller, including photographs of the apartments
at: http://www.ants.edu//student/housing/fuller.htm
If you are interested, please contact Pilar Rodriguez, Housing
Coordinator. Rent for these apartments is $845/month.

Second, I am about to begin a review of the housing policy. If you are
interested in helping me do this please let me know.

Finally, a reminder that I'm looking for people who are willing to send
me a confidential email about their experiences with the New England
Pastoral Institute, or NEPI as it is known. Your input is appreciated.

Hope your January is off to a good start!

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

--------------------------------------------------
URGENT: Order Semester MBTA Passes Now!
--------------------------------------------------
Dear Students,

For some reason the MBTA failed to send us our usual MBTA semester
monthly pass forms, which Nayda usually includes in your registration
packets. The SPRING Semester Pass package order deadline was 1/5/06,
but because of their oversight they're giving us through the weekend to
get an order to them. The Spring Semester package includes 4 monthly
passes (Feb-May), which you pay for up front. Prices for various passes
are below (this represents an 11% discount off the regular monthly pass
price).

Please email me BEFORE TUESDAY if you are interested in a pass and
tell me what kind of pass you'd like (no later than Monday night). I
will fax an order to the T 1st thing next week. If you like, you can
drop a check off to me. Otherwise the amount will be added to your term
bill. I'll put T-Pass forms in the box on my door if you want to fill
one out and then slide it under my door with a check. Otherwise you can
email me with the type of pass you'd like and we'll bill you. Remember,
offices will be closed on Monday for the holiday, so you will not be
able to access my office on Monday.

Pass Type and cost for 4 Months
BOAT $704.88
BUS $110.36
COMBO $252.76
COMBO + $281.24
SUBWAY $156.64
ZONE1 $377.36
ZONE2 $420.08
ZONE3 $455.68
ZONE4 $530.44
ZONE5 $605.20
ZONE6 $644.36
ZONE7 $679.96
ZONE8 $704.88

Thanks,

Nancy
nnienhuis@ants.edu

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

-------------------------------------------
Student Association Vice President Needed
-------------------------------------------
The Student Association will be receiving applications for the position
of SA Vice President from now until January 20th. Candidates will be
voted on at the first SA meeting of the Spring Semester, scheduled for
Tuesday, January 31st at Noon in Upper Noyes Hall.

The Vice President's Duties are as follows (as found in the SA
Constitution - Article 5.1.b):

--If the President should fail to complete his/her term, the Vice
President will become the acting President until the next annual
election.

--In the absence of the President, the Vice President will chair
scheduled meetings of the SA and/or SA Executive Board.

--The Vice President will post via Student E-News and flyers notice of
regularly scheduled, special and town hall meetings a minimum of one
week in advance.

--The Vice President will also oversee the fellowship groups by
maintaining a list of active fellowship groups and their respective
chairpersons.

--The Vice President will gather and maintain year-end reports from
each fellowship group plus a table/report of monies spent by each
fellowship group from the Treasurer.

--The Vice President will serve at least one (1) hour per week of
scheduled office hours during the regular academic year.

--The Vice President is responsible for organizing and supervising the
annual election process unless he/she is a candidate in the elections.
In which case, a designated chairperson will be appointed by the
President.

Students interested in applying for the position of SA Vice President
should send and email to saexec@yahoogroups.com with the following
information in it:

--A statement of intent to run for Vice President
--A brief outline of qualifications
--A brief statement on how you plan to fulfill the duties outlined in
the constitution
This email is to be submitted no later than Friday, January 20, 2006.
All applications received will be presented to the Student Association
at the January 31st meeting for a vote. Candidates are encouraged to
attend the meeting to answer any questions that arise.

Any questions may be sent to saexec@yahoogroups.com.
Happy New Year,
Your Student Association Leadership
Lella Baker, President
Jeff Lukens, Treasurer
Christina Findlay, Secretary

------------------------------------------
Student Association Chair of Student Life Needed
------------------------------------------
The Student Association will be receiving applications for the position
of Chair of Student Life from now until January 20th. Candidates will be
voted on at the first SA meeting of the Spring Semester, scheduled for
Tuesday, January 31st at Noon in Upper Noyes Hall.

The Chair of Student Life's Duties are as follows (as found in the SA
Constitution - Article 5.2.b):

--Elected to a one (1) year term at the annual general elections.
--Will chair the committee overseeing student life events on campus.
--The chairperson or appointed committee member shall attend all
regularly convened SA meetings.

Traditionally, the Chair of Student Life has coordinated such events as
the end of year cookout, holiday dinner, fall and spring social
gatherings as well as items such as game night, movie night(s) and
potlucks.

Positions on the Student Association Leadership team are not limited to
MDiv candidates. We welcome applications from all students.


Students interested in applying for the position of Chair of Student
Life should send and email to saexec@yahoogroups.com with the following
information in it:

--A statement of intent to run for Chair of Student Life
--A brief outline of qualifications
--A brief statement on how you plan to fulfill the duties outlined in
the constitution

This email is to be submitted no later than Friday, January 20, 2006.
All applications received will be presented to the Student Association
at the January 31st meeting for a vote. Candidates are encouraged to
attend the meeting to answer any questions that arise.

Questions may be sent to saexec@yahoogroups.com.

Happy New Year,
Your Student Association Leadership
Lella Baker, President
Jeff Lukens, Treasurer
Christina Findlay, Secretary

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Monday, January 9, 2006

In this message
- Sacred Harp and Norumbega Harmony - TONIGHT
- KEY FOUND
- Bookstore - Martin Luther King Holiday Schedule
- Spring Courses Closed
- Course Info

-----------------------------------
Sacred Harp and Norumbega Harmony - TONIGHT
-----------------------------------
January 9, 2006
7:45 p.m.
Meetinghouse

The year rolls round--2'd Monday is approaching quickly this month, so
please plan to join us for singing from the Sacred Harp & Norumbega
Harmony this coming Monday, January 9, 7:45 P.M., at the MeetingHouse
at Andover-Newton.

------------------------------------
KEY FOUND
------------------------------------
KEY FOUND, near exit door, first floor Kendall Hall. Appears to be ANTS
building or room key. If you lost such a key, see Front Desk Reception,
Dabney Hall.

--------------------------------------
Bookstore - Martin Luther King Holiday Schedule
--------------------------------------
The Andover Newton Bookstore will be closed Monday, January 16 in
observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Hours for the remainder of January:
10-6 pm, Monday-Thursday
10-4 pm, Friday
closed Saturdays

Textbooks are arriving daily. Many will be here the week of January
17. You may have books shipped to you or held for you by providing a
credit card # .

Email is the most effective way to contact the bookstore. We will
respond promptly to your order, shipping books the same day. Most
folks receive their orders the following day.

Happy New Year!

-------------------------------
Spring Courses Closed
-------------------------------
The following Spring 2006 courses are closed:

CMPR 625 Holistic Preaching

PSYF/TMPL 722/822 Care of the Poor

CMPR/WOTA 630 Jazz of Preaching

ETHI780/880 With Head and Heart: The Life and Writings of Howard
Thurman

CONG 734 Congregational Life

INTE 601/801 Justice Matters

------------------------------------
Course Info
------------------------------------
EL CONG 759 "Developing the Disciple-Forming Congregation" does meet
the CONG distribution requirement.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Friday, January 06, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 6, 2006 - EVENT BOARD

In this message
- Upcoming Hurricane Relief Fundraiser - January 14
- Gospel Experience - January 16
- Annual Meeting of MASS Peace Action - January 28
- TABCOM NEWS: Upcoming Events
- Upcoming Events from The Massachusetts Conference, United Church of
Christ
- The 2006 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference for Pastors and Lay
Leadership

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New Jobs on the Web Site
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Visit the new Jobs Board on the ANTS web site at:
http://www.ants.edu/blogs/jobs/index.html

New jobs were posted recently.

There is a link to the Jobs Board from the ANTS Home page under Student
Quick Links in the right column.

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Upcoming Hurricane Relief Fundraiser - January 14
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The First Baptist Church of Littleton is hosting a Texas Barbecue and a
night of Jazz & Blues music for their return Hurricane Relief trip in
April. On Saturday January 14, 2006 at 5:30 PM, A Texas Barbecue and a
Night of Jazz & Blues will be held at the First Baptist Church of
Littleton on the Common. The meal will include barbecued chicken,
ribs, coleslaw, beans, potato salad, rolls & apple crisp to be served
beginning at 5:30 PM. Following the dinner the concert will begin at
7:00 PM with soul searing jazz by pianist Geoffrey Dana Hicks and some
spirit filled notes by blues guitarist Ronnie Earl.

Geoff Hicks is a pianist, composer, performer, lecturer, recording
artist, arranger and conductor; and a musician who "can swing a crowded
room into a state of bliss" said John Robinson of the Boston Globe. The
legendary B. B. King said of Ronnie Earl ".he is one of the most serious
blues guitarists you can find today. He makes me proud!" The opening
band will be FBC's own For Higher who will tell the Johnson Bayou story.
This is a fundraiser for the return trip to Johnson Bayou, Louisiana
in April to assist in reconstruction & rebuilding. Tickets are $20 per
person at the door and $18 if purchased before January 8. Children's
prices are $15 per child under 10 years old or $13 if purchased before
January 8. Please call 978-486-4660 or email office@fbclittleton.org
for tickets and information.

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Gospel Experience - January 16
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Skin Medicine USA presents
The Gospel Experience with DONNIE MCCLURKIN and special guest VICKI
YOHE

January 16, 2006 (an MLK Day Celebration)

The Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI

Doors open at 7P; Showtime 7:30P

Tickets are $55, $45, $35; on sale now at www.ppacri.org
<http://www.ppacri.org/> or the PPAC box office

For more information or tickets, call (401) 421-ARTS or (401) 848-2400
www.sevenraysonline.com <http://www.sevenraysonline.com/>

A Seven Rays Production

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Annual Meeting of MASS Peace Action - January 28
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1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Upper Noyes

The Annual Meeting of Massachusetts Peace Action will be held at ANTS
on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Upper Noyes.

More info: http://www.masspeaceaction.org/

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TABCOM NEWS: Upcoming Events
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The Interim Ministry Team will be sponsoring a training event on Family
Systems on March 15. Contact Michael Harvey for more information at
cbmm@charter.net.

Refugee Immigration Ministry (RIM) is sponsoring a workshop in January
on the topic of legal issues regarding immigration. Contact Don Fonda
for more information at graceandpeace@comcast.net.

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Upcoming Events from The Massachusetts Conference, United Church of
Christ
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January 25, 2006: Learning About Lent
On the heels of the very successful Advent Open House, the Resource
Ministry of the Massachusetts Conference will host a Lenten Open House.
More info:
http://www.macucc.org/resources/OpenHouse.htm

February 11, 2006: Good $ense Budget Course
A Faith-based Budget Course for those seeking control of their own
finances and for those considering this ministry for their church.
More info:
http://www.macucc.org/stewardship/goodsense.htm

Youth Ministry Events for 2006
Information about Nightwatch, Signs of Hope, Mission Trips, and the
Regional Youth Event.
More info:
http://www.macucc.org/youth/index.htm

Christian Education and Youth Ministry Positions
Christian Education and Youth Ministry positions available throughout
the Massachusetts Conference.
More info: http://www.macucc.org/education/jobs.htm

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The 2006 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference for Pastors and Lay
Leadership
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Feb. 7-9, 2006
Jacksonville, FL.

The 2006 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference for Pastors and Lay
Leadership will focus on organizing for justice, staff and leadership
development, faith, media and policy, and new challenges of faith. For
more information please go to www.sdpconference.info. The conference
will be held Feb. 7-9 in Jacksonville, FL.

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, January 6, 2006

In this message
- Course Info
- Spring Courses Closed
- Summer Institute for the Arts and Theology - June 25-28, 2006
- Student Association - Updated Minutes
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Course Info
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EL CONG 759 "Developing the Disciple-Forming Congregation" does meet
the CONG distribution requirement.

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Spring Courses Closed
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The following Spring 2006 courses are closed:

CMPR/WOTA 630 Jazz of Preaching

ETHI780/880 With Head and Heart: The Life and Writings of Howard
Thurman

CONG 734 Congregational Life

INTE 601/801 Justice Matters

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Summer Institute for the Arts and Theology - June 25-28, 2006
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"Cry Mercy, Shout Glory"
Worship Come to Life

with Professor Don Saliers
June 25 -28, 2006

Don Saliers is William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology
and Worship at Candler School of Theology, and is director of Emory
University's Master of Sacred Music program. His publications include A
Song to Sing, a Life to Live (2004), coauthored with Emily Saliers of
the Indigo Girls; Worship Come To Its Senses (1996); Worship As
Theology (1994); Worship and Spirituality (1984); and, Soul in
Paraphrase: Prayer and Religious Affections (1980, 1991). He is
currently working on issues of liturgy and culture.

Purpose:

-Deepening your sense of the beauty and power of worship
-Broadening your knowledge of new resources and neglected traditions.
-Widening your experience of the sensory modes by which we experience
worship
-Enjoying the companionship of others seeking paths of creativity and
renewal.

The format offers a blend of worship and morning keynote lectures by
Don Saliers, followed by afternoon plenary workshops and evening
events, all focused on renewing the vitality and beauty of worship.

Afternoon Workshops:

Catherine Kapikian - Wesley Theological Seminary - Visual Arts in
Worship

Susan Smith - Pastor of Advent UCC, Columbus, Ohio - The Melody and
Rhythm of Preaching

Willie Sordillo ( Willie Sordillo Trio) and Mark Harvey ( Aardvark Jazz
Orchestra) - Creative Use of Jazz and Music in Worship

Schedule:

Sunday afternoon, June 25 through Wednesday June 28.
Details to be announced.

Two public events are included for all who attend:

Sunday evening: "A Festival of New Hymns" led by Dr. Don Saliers -

Tuesday evening: "Preaching Festival" led by Rev. Dr. Susan Smith

Registration

For a complete brochure and registration material, contact Judy
Medeiros at jmedeiros@ants.edu, 617-964-1100, ext 228.

More information: http://www.ants.edu/academics/theoarts/sita/index.htm

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Student Association - Updated Minutes
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The minutes of the Deember 13, 2005 meeting have been updated. You can
read a PDF version of the minutes on the Web site at:

http://www.ants.edu/community/minutes/12_13_05_SA_Minutes.pdf (PDF)

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Thursday, January 05, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, January 5, 2006

In this message
- Counseling Services/Commencement
- Sacred Harp and Norumbega Harmony - Jan. 9
- Field Education
- Spring Courses Closed
- Spring Semester Community Chapel Schedule
- Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidates - February 1 and 8

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Counseling Services/Commencement
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Hi Everyone,

I have two things to ask you about. First, I would like your input on
counseling services you may have accessed through NEPI, the New England
pastoral Institute, located in Sturtevant Hall. As part of my attempt
to provide free or very low cost counseling to ANTS students, I am
reassessing ANTS' relationship with NEPI. In order to do that
effectively I would like any feedback you'd be willing to offer me
regarding your interactions with them. You can write me a confidential
email or make an appointment to talk. I really appreciate any input you
may offer as part of this process. So if you've ever gone to someone at
NEPI for counseling, or been involved with them in some way, please let
me know how that was for you.

Second, we are planning the Commencement activities for this spring.
If you would like to be part of that committee, let me know.

Hope your holiday break was a break.

Nancy

Dr. Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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Sacred Harp and Norumbega Harmony - Jan. 9
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January 9, 2006
7:45 p.m.
Meetinghouse

The year rolls round--2'd Monday is approaching quickly this month, so
please plan to join us for singing from the Sacred Harp & Norumbega
Harmony this coming Monday, January 9, 7:45 P.M., at the MeetingHouse at
Andover-Newton.

If you are new to this music or are have some friends you want to
introduce to this, or if you're a more "experienced" singer wanting to
help with outreach to newer folks (just being there to help sing will do
it!), try to arrive at 7:45. We're hoping to use the first few minutes
of each evening to help with needs/introduction of newer singers--we're
still experimenting & brainstorming this idea, so please feel free pass
along any suggestions you might have as we work this out.

Further details, directions, and maps can be found at

http://www.mit.edu/people/ijs/opensing.html

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Field Education
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Students seeking Field Education in 2006-2007 are reminded that the
first step is to set-up an appointment to speak with either Field
Education Director, Sarah Drummond or Associate in Field
Education,Kathy Windsor.

Student Profiles must be completed before the meeting. The forms are
available outside the Church & Ministry Office in W105.

Please contact Sarah, sdrummond@ants.edu, x230- and Kathy,
kwindsor@ants.edu, X236 directly through email or voicemail.

Sites will be posted on the ANTS website by the end of February, but
students must have had this meeting before beginning the interview
process.

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Spring Courses Closed
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The following Spring 2006 courses are closed:

CMPR/WOTA 630 Jazz of Preaching

ETHI780/880 With Head and Heart: The Life and Writings of Howard
Thurman

CONG 734 Congregational Life

INTE 601/801 Justice Matters

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Spring Semester Community Chapel Schedule
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February 1: Nick Carter

February 8: Greg Mobley

February 15: Sarah Drummond

February 22: Baptist Fellowship (Jamie Spriggs is contact person)

March 1: Ash Wed (Mark Burrows & Beth Nordbeck)

March 8: Fontaine (International Women's Day)

March 5: Mark Heim

March 22: Bill Sinkford

April 5: Koinonia Praching Awards (Sarah Drummond coordinates)

April 12: SPRING BREAK

April 19: Earth Day (Beth Nordbeck traditionally does this one, &
will again)

April 26: Yom Hashoah (Carole Fontaine & Brita Gill-Austern)

May 3: Senior Chapel (Nick Carter)

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Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidates - February 1 and 8
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February 1 and February 8

ANTS is in the final stretch of the search for the Vice President For
Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Two candidates will be
brought to campus early in February; candidate no. 1 will be here Feb.
1-2 and candidate no. 2 will be on campus Feb. 8-9 (their names will be
released later this month by Pres. Carter).

Student interview opportunities:

February 1 for Candidate #1 and Feb. 8 for candidate # 2

11:00 am. - 12 noon: This is especially set aside for students and on
Feb. 1 Mia Douglas, student representative to the search committee, will
host the group. She cannot be present on Feb 8. so Karen Brockney will
host the group on that day. Karen is the staff rep. on the committee and
is a grad of ANTS. This session will be held in Upper Noyes.

The search committee understands that no single time will be possible
for all students so in addition to the above time which is specially
designated for students you are also welcome to come to either or both
of the other semi-public events. These are:

2:30 - 3:30 pm: While Staff and Alums will be invited to this session
it is also open to any who cannot make other sessions, so students are
most welcome to attend. It will be convened by Karen Brockney on both
Feb. 1 and 8 and will meet in the Peck Lounge.

3:45-4:45 pm: This session is designated for Trustees and the
Community so is also open to student attendance. On Feb. 1 it will be
hosted by Dorothy Williams, a member of the committee and on the 8th by
Tom McKibbens also a member of the committee. It will be in the Berkeley
Room. For this session the format is as follows; about 15 minutes for
informal conversation, a 20 minute presenation by the candidate on the
theme, "My understanding of the Role of the Dean of the Faculy here at
ANTS," and the rest of the tiome for questions.

As you know, the Dean of the Faculty will play a major role in the
future direction of ANTS so I hope many of you will mark these dates and
times on your calendars and plan to meet the candidates. Your feedback
is important!

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

ANTS STudent E-News - Wednesday, January 4, 2006

In this message
- Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidates - February 1 and 8
- No Overnight Parking
- THOMAS MERTON ON CONTEMPLATIVE LIVING IN EVERYDAY LIFE - Jan. 10,
2006
- New England Women Ministers Association - Winter Luncheon and Forum -
Jan. 19

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Interviews with Dean of the Faculty Candidates - February 1 and 8
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February 1 and February 8

ANTS is in the final stretch of the search for the Vice President For
Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Two candidates will be
brought to campus early in February; candidate no. 1 will be here Feb.
1-2 and candidate no. 2 will be on campus Feb. 8-9 (their names will be
released later this month by Pres. Carter).

Student interview opportunities:

February 1 for Candidate #1 and Feb. 8 for candidate # 2

11:00 am. - 12 noon: This is especially set aside for students and on
Feb. 1 Mia Douglas, student representative to the search committee, will
host the group. She cannot be present on Feb 8. so Karen Brockney will
host the group on that day. Karen is the staff rep. on the committee and
is a grad of ANTS. This session will be held in Upper Noyes.

The search committee understands that no single time will be possible
for all students so in addition to the above time which is specially
designated for students you are also welcome to come to either or both
of the other semi-public events. These are:

2:30 - 3:30 pm: While Staff and Alums will be invited to this session
it is also open to any who cannot make other sessions, so students are
most welcome to attend. It will be convened by Karen Brockney on both
Feb. 1 and 8 and will meet in the Peck Lounge.

3:45-4:45 pm: This session is designated for Trustees and the
Community so is also open to student attendance. On Feb. 1 it will be
hosted by Dorothy Williams, a member of the committee and on the 8th by
Tom McKibbens also a member of the committee. It will be in the Berkeley
Room. For this session the format is as follows; about 15 minutes for
informal conversation, a 20 minute presenation by the candidate on the
theme, "My understanding of the Role of the Dean of the Faculty here at
ANTS," and the rest of the time for questions.

As you know, the Dean of the Faculty will play a major role in the
future direction of ANTS so I hope many of you will mark these dates and
times on your calendars and plan to meet the candidates. Your feedback
is important!

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

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No Overnight Parking
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A Reminder to all:

There is No Overnight Parking on:
the Campus Quad,
the road in front of Fuller Hall,
or next to Colby Chapel/Colby Hall.

For the Safety of your vehicles and the plow truck drivers, we strongly
recommend against overnight parking on Herrick Road between Farwell Hall
and Franklin Trask Library.

Parking is available behind:
Farwell Hall,
Fuller Hall,
Kendall Hall,
Sturtevant Hall,
The Meetinghouse,
& Davis Hall
Parking is available in front of:
Davis Hall,
& Appleton-Chase House

Thank You
-Nightwatch-

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THOMAS MERTON ON CONTEMPLATIVE LIVING IN EVERYDAY LIFE - Jan. 10, 2006
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Tuesday, Jan. 10
7:00 p.m. at Regis College

Presented by Robert G. Toth, Executive Director, The Thomas Merton
Foundation
Center for Contemplative Living in Louisville, Kentucky
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 7:00 p.m.
Regis College 235 Wellesley Road
Weston, MA College Hall, Conference Room 202
Free and open to the public.

This presentation will focus on Thomas Merton's insights on
contemplative
living which are more pertinent today than ever before. Contemplative
living
means living in right relationship with one's self, God, others and
nature
to fully experience well-being and purpose in life. Merton helps us
address
the tension between the sacred and secular, between contemplation and
action, and between spirituality and religion in our everyday lives.

Alexander Levering Kern

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New England Women Ministers Association - Winter Luncheon and Forum -
Jan. 19
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Winter Luncheon and Forum
January 19, 2006
10 am - 2 pm
Peck Room at Andover Newton Theological School

Panel Discussion with Rev. Dr. Nancy S. Taylor and Rabbi Toba Spitzer.
Fear Not! Hope in a Time of Plague. What parallels may be drawn
between the time of plague in the Middle Ages and our current culture of
fear?

Forum and Luncheon $25.00
5.00 for students

Sponsored by the New England Women Ministers Association

Contact: Linda Michel
E-mail: linmich03@yahoo.com
Phone: 978-464-0490

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, January 3, 2006

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New England Women Ministers Association - Winter Luncheon and Forum -
Jan. 19
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Winter Luncheon and Forum
January 19, 2006
10 am - 2 pm
Peck Room at Andover Newton Theological School

Panel Discussion with Rev. Dr. Nancy S. Taylor and Rabbi Toba Spitzer.
Fear Not! Hope in a Time of Plague. What parallels may be drawn
between the time of plague in the Middle Ages and our current culture of
fear?

Forum and Luncheon $25.00
5.00 for students

Sponsored by the New England Women Ministers Association

Contact: Linda Michel
E-mail: linmich03@yahoo.com
Phone: 978-464-0490

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, January 3, 2006

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An Invitation to Luncheon with Jane Ndulo - TODAY in the Greene Room
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Noon
Greene Room

I would like to invite you to join me Tuesday January 3rd at noon for a
simple soup and bread lunch in the Greene Room for an informal
conversation with a friend I met in Zambia this summer, Ms. Jane Ndulo.
I traveled this past August with the NGO "Communities without
Borders" to deepen my knowledge of the AIDS crisis and how churches
might reach out to assist AIDS orphans, other vulnerable children and
the remarkable women who carry the burden for caring for them. Ms.
Ndulo traveled with our group much of the two weeks we were there and is
working in Zambia to further the work of Communities without Borders.

Ms. Ndulo's brief visit to the Boston area is a special opportunity
to learn more about how the Communities Without Borders program works
from
someone who lives in Zambia and deals with children orphaned by AIDS on
a daily basis. Jane may also be able to answer many other kinds of
questions
you may have about life in Zambia, especially about health and
healthcare,and how we can best contribute to sustainable development in
Zambia.

Ms. Ndulo has lived an interesting and inspiring life; she was raised
in rural Zambia and educated at a time when girls were rarely sent to
school,
eventually becoming a Lecturer of Community Health Nursing at the
University of Zambia. Ms. Ndulo has studied at Boston University, and
also worked with
Mother Teresa in Calcutta. In her retirement, she manages a small-scale
diversified farm and volunteers as the lead contact in Zambia for
Communities Without Borders (CWB). CWB provides educational and support
services to orphaned and vulnerable children of Zambia.

Brita L. Gill-Austern
Austin Philips Guiles Professor of Psychology and Pastoral Theology

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Border Crossers seeking donations for rural schools
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The "Border Crossers", a class led by Professor Brita Gill-Austern and
Adjunct Faculty Leanne Tigert will be leaving on January 10th for
Nicaragua and El Salvador for two weeks and will be working to paint and
repair rural schools. We are hoping to take 15 suitcases of school
supplies for the rural schools. If you can help contribute something
for us to take we would be most grateful. All items can be left by
Professor Brita Gill-Austern's door in a box at 304 Worcester Hall.
Thank you for your help.

The following items are among those needed:

Markers
pencils
pens
Playdough
Any games appropriate for school age children
soccer balls, baseball equipment, kick balls
toys
puppets
puzzles for 5 to 10 year olds
jigsaw puzzles 100 pieces or less
Story books in Spanish
Used halloween costumes
blank cassette tapes
sewing machines
guitars and nylon strings
trumpet
spiral bound notebooks
backpacks
calculators
calculator
Printer cartridges Canon BC 21- black and white and color
Copier cartridges (Canon A 30)
2 year old or newer PC laptop or desktop computer

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu